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Saturday, September 14, 2013

September Sun In My Garden

 I love to be in the garden any time of the day.
Early mornings are especially precious - quiet, serene and a bit mysterious.
Everything looks good enough.
But then it comes. The sun. Sun makes all the difference.
Not the middle-day hot and powerful sun, but the morning shy and gentle sun.
Everything starts to change, and the contrast between the dark and light parts of the garden brings excitement.

Grape gazebo and ilex hedge


Phlox and roses are framed by clematis arch

Tall fir trees serve as a wonderful background for the garden

Agapanthus is finishing blooming for good, while campanula is in its third blooming shift


Stone path between salal on the left and hydrangeas on the right leads to the blueberry bushes


Fuchsias are in full bloom in the mixed front bed. Acer 'Autumn Moon' adds some pink too.


First sun lights up stonecrop between the boxwood and lamb's ears

Blue hebe 'Quicksilver' is an eye catcher here

Green and white are the only colors in this relatively new plant bed


Geraniums in the container are waiting for their portion of the morning sun

Clematis montana is admiring itself in the mirror


Red Abyssinian Banana shows its colors


I hope this September weekend is sunny and warm for you.

***Copyright 2013 TatyanaS

28 comments:

  1. Just beautiful, Tatyana. Thanks for the tour.

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  2. What lovely, serene gardens you have. The morning sunlight makes it so special too. That is a lot of work to keep it so orderly. I love the colors and the different foliage.

    Have a very nice weekend ~ FlowerLady

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    1. Lorraine, thank you! It looks like our Indian summer is coming to the end, but the grass and trees will stay green year around.

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  3. Such a beautiful garden! Every time you post pictures of it, I am sorry all over again that I missed seeing it.

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    1. Alison, thank you! You are welcome to come see it next summer! Just remember that pictures sometimes are better than the original, ha-ha!

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  4. You have a beautiful garden. It looks well taken care of. Happy weekend to you!

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  5. I wished I had a garden like yours. Beautiful photo's of it.
    Have a wonderful weekend Tatyana

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    1. marijke, thank you! You DO have a beautiful garden!

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  6. It's always a treat to see images of your spectacular garden but these, taken in the golden morning light, are especially beautiful! I would love to see your garden in person some day!

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    1. Peter, thank you! You are invited! Next June. You'll tell me if photographs tell the truth.

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  7. I think your garden is beautiful any time of the year.I really like all the green and the textures of the foliage. But the photo of the banana plant with the sun and shadows is my favorite!

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    1. Dorothy, thanks! I'll try to overwinter this banana. The second one grows in the container and doesn't look as good as this one.

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  8. I adore the early morning gentle light as it wakes up the garden....it certainly brings your garden to life.

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    1. Donna, and the time before everyone else gets up is the best!

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  9. The gentle morning sun one of my favorite times of the day, the other is the golden setting sun. Those are blissful times in the garden. Thanks for the tour!

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  10. Also my favorite time of the day, especially when there's sun. Thanks for this stroll through your garden. You have a fabulous garden! The space and the surroundings, both wonderful and something unthinkable over here. Probably why I always have to show detail pictures of the garden, impossible to get these great views as you show us. It must be heaven to walk through your garden. Such a variety of plants as well. Wow!
    Marian

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    1. Thank you Marian! I appreciate what you say about surroundings. I try to keep a green barrier between our garden and two neighboring gardens to have privacy. Tall evergreens and thick native shrubs help a lot, but I need to add more bushes.

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  11. Some very lovely photos today. I want to mention how the "negative" space of the lawn areas does so much in your yard and that or others who use it. It is such an important design principle and you show it well without even mentioned it. Great to see how in some of your photos it makes the rest of the gardens look so good. Like that a lot. I will return. Jack

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    1. Thank you, Jack! I'm very pleased to hear about my lawn. I think it helps an eye to rest and not get overwhelmed with all the plants.

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  12. Your garden is gorgeous any time of the day, but morning sun really is magical. I don't like to get up very early, so I look forward to late afternoon, when the sun does its magic tricks all over again.

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  13. Stunning. My favorites from this post are your hebe and that gorgeous banana. I might have to try that banana in a container next year. Is yours in the ground, or in a container?

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! I have one banana in a pot and one - in the ground. The one in the ground is looking great, the one in the pot started to get yellow leaves in August.

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  14. Your garden is just looking gorgeous in the morning light and.........that is not the only thing, the design is beautiful and it all looks so nice and tidy! I also see rather a lot of tender plants in your garden, don't you have heavy frost in winter?

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  15. Gorgeous foliage in the light of the early morning September sun. Me, I'm a fan of evening's golden light in my garden. I just can't get enough!

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