Friday, October 20, 2017

Last Garden Tour of the Autumn Season

As we are coming to the end of October
we are also coming to the end of our garden
season for another year.

                                                          So, I thought you might like one
                                                          last tour. Today,is also the last day
                                                          for my Japanese visitors for this year.

                                                              We have many different varieties of
                                                              hydrangeas in our garden and I
                                                             especially love them late in the season
                                                             when they take on their pink hues and
                                                             add beauty to the late season garden.

                                                                Virginia Creeper adding color to the
                                                                end of our old barn.

                                                         We had a heavy frost a few nights ago so
                                                         the garden was covered in frost when I
                                                         took these shots.

                                                                         Virgina creeper at it's best.

I love this late blooming monkshood.

                                                                      The arbor that Andrew built adds color
                                                                      all year. Did you notice the Virginia Creeper
                                                                      going all the way to the top of the spruce tree?
                                                                      It will travel if left unchecked.
                                                                  Martha's Garden in autumn.
A Sweet Autumn Clematis growing over
 another of the arbors that Andrew built.

My red and white antique quilt drying
on the line with the sumac in all it's autumn glory
behind it.

                                                                Now that we have had a heavy frost it will
                                                                soon be time to clean up the garden for winter,
                                                                cutting down all the perennials and hauling them
                                                                to our compost pile.
                                                                    One of the first arbors Andrew built for me
                                                                    about 26 years ago.


      Andrew checking out the garden.
                                                                  The Boathouse (also built by Andrew and
                                                                  one of our sons). This was taken a couple
                                                                 of weeks ago.
                                                                Still a few roses blooming even
                                                                 with the frost.

                                            We have had amazing weather this fall with some days
                                                       still over 20 degrees Celsius, and beautiful autumn colors
                                                       but soon it will be November so we know it can't last and
                                                       the good news is winter has it's own beauty and the gardener's
                                                       get a rest!

                                                                                 Hope you enjoyed a late season tour
                                                                                 of our garden.

                                                                                                    Take care,


Marilyn Miller said...

Yes, I always enjoy your garden tours. This one is particularly wonderful.

Louca por porcelana said...

So beautiful!Thanks for sharing!Have a lovely weekend.

Kit said...

Thank you for the tour! Such lovely displays of color. :) Kit

The Victorian Girl said...

I love seeing a touch of autumn to your already gorgeous gardens.

Sandi said...


Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

Your yard and garden is spectacular this time of year! I love it all and so enjoy all of your photos. Seems like just yesterday you were getting ready for the Spring gardens, and now it is almost winter again. Time sure does fly.

Pascale said...

Dear Carolyn
As alsways - a pleasure to come to your garden tour :-)
Grüess Pascale

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Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

No matter the season, Spring, Summer, or Autumn, your garden always looks amazing Carolyn! I trust you had a busy summer with the tours. We have had beautiful weather this fall and I hope it keeps up for a while. I think that is one reason why Hubby and I always dread the winter months because it turns cold here so early. Tomorrow they are calling for 20 degrees so we will enjoy that. Thank you for sharing your splendid gardens every season.


Unknown said...

Well, those were pictures of the most lovely garden I know about! The frost was even lovely! I always love seeing what you share!

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

I get so sad at the end of your garden season, Carolyn.

As lovely as having the additional month of summer weather, and as much as I adore autumn - it does make me terribly melancholy.

You, per usual, did a remarkable job with your gardens this year. Thank you for all the beauty you've shared with all of us.

Judy Ann Lincicum said...

Dearest Carolyn, I've enjoyed your gardens and transferware posts so much over the years, and I've never told you. I am from Arizona where nothing grows and the desert is ugly and barren of beauty. I love green, color and nature so my soul reaches through my computer and embraces each and every picture you post. I can't tell you how many times I have searched for your posts when I needed a breath of fresh air and something beautiful to look at. So thank you from the bottom of my heart for your graciousness in sharing this beauty with us. It means so much. Judy from Arizona

Rosemary and Thyme said...

What beautiful and relaxing tour Carolyn. There is still life and plenty of beauty in your garden. It is such a serene and magical place.

I hope I can see it in person someday. Thank you for the lovely tour.