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Friday, October 2, 2015

September Garden Pictures

Even in the last days of September, my garden looked green.
After dry and wilted plants were removed, beds and borders look summery.
The only area that has yellow colors is behind the garage as will be seen in the last pictures.

Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii 'John Tomlinson'

Actaea simplex 'Black Negligee' 

Verbena is one of very few annuals that I plant


This summer with its heat, my grapes were better than ever.
Unfortunately, the birds were faster than me.

Cistus x purpureus (Orchid rockrose) finished blooming.
Although heat-resistant, it enjoys cooler days. 

New Magnolia 'Rose Marie'

Late planted purple beans are competing in height with Abyssynian Banana 
Coral bean flowers are pretty

Kitchen garden
Cucumbers and Tapinambur are gone, but kale and herbs are still going strong.

Topinambur (Jerusalem artichoke, Sunchoke,  Earth apple, Sunroot)

There were still some tomatoes on vines in September

Climbing Hydrangea took a couple of years before starting to climb a fir tree.
On both sides of the pot, there are two new begonias:
purple Begonia benitochiba on the left and light-green Begonia sp.DJHV 13070 on the right,
both of which are supposed to be hardy.

Sedum Autumn Joy

Romneya trichocalyx (Matilija Poppy) needs to be under control;
otherwise, it'll take over the whole bed

Knock-out roses are reliable bloomers, even with periodic deer visits

Larch, brand new in my garden

Thalictrum rochebrunianum (Meadow rue) throws an annual show with
spider webs and water drops 

Another newbie,  Abies pinsaro (Spanish Fir)

Sunken garden looks a bit wild, exactly as I like it

This is a medicinal plant, Callisia fragrans (Basket Plant)

Fuchsia 'Double Otto' on the left

Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

Rose Regensberg Floribunda

Last Digitalis

Self-seeded Nicotiana, tall and actively spreading

Not desirable creature in the garden

Very desirable creatures in the garden, my Garden Muses

And now, the only area which looks like Fall!

Morning light is shining through the leaves of Schisandra chinensis

Different types of grapes

Oakleaf Hydrangea blooms

I hope we all will have a good October.

***Copyright 2015 TatyanaS


  1. I love your blog and your gardens ! I take time to carefully examine your pictures and always amazed at the beauty you've created around your home. Love your German Shepherds too, I have my own adorning my garden and lawn. ( Plenty of slugs too .)

  2. Your garden is looking truly beautiful despite the long hot summer! I love the red banana - it is incredibly dramatic. I really like the shot of the Spanish fir with the fuchsia behind it - it almost looks like Christmas decorations on the tree :-)

  3. Your garden looks beautiful every month of the year, Tatyana. Love your new conifers and of course your garden muses--they look like they're waiting for someone to finish taking photos and play with them:)

  4. I love your gardens! They are lovely any time of year.

    Happy Fall ~ FlowerLady

  5. Extra/ordinary beautiful photos of a beautiful garden, it all looks still so lush and green. I see your new larch is weeping on a stem, I have grown one from seed I took in the wild, and it grows...........I think it´s already 3 meters high in 4 years......
    Your Garden Muses are the best of the show!

  6. I can see the start of fall, if I look closely. But mostly, your garden looks like summer with all those lush flowers.

  7. Lovely, lovely! Surprisingly, your garden is looking more autumnal than mine is this year. We had a very mild September, and the leaves are just starting to change here in Southern Wisconsin. Truly, looking out my windows it looks more like early September than early October. But it's now cold! So the view is about to change! Don't you just love 'Dollar Princess'? Your photos with all the lovely dew and the spider webs are beautiful. Thanks for sharing this tour!

  8. So Lovely Tatyana, Autumn is a lovely time of year. I love the foliage on the A Banana.

  9. Such a feast for the eyes. You captivate me every time, Tatyana. I love your garden and your work area. Your garden furbabies are adorable. And those grapes, wow, what a photo! I am sorry the bunnies ate your asters. Another commenter said the same thing. I'll have to remember that. We see bunnies occasionally. Take care my friend.

  10. Hello Tatyana, i have been always a fan of your photography and gardening. It is always inspiring to visit. That slug despite its danger for plants is looking beautiful for photo subject.

  11. I love your garden, Tatyana, enhanced by your stunning photography! How I would love to stroll through in person. I wonder if your climbing hydrangea has bloomed yet? Mine is nearly ten years old and hasn't bloomed -- it is in too much shade I think. Nearly every corner of my garden is 'fall' now and taking on that special beauty the season brings. P. x

  12. September suits your garden very well Tatyana, you can keep the terracotta slugs though.


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