Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

Here we go!  The Great Fall Cleanup is about to commence.  Mid September is when I start to think about getting the garden ready for Winter.  Although things like this certainly don’t help…

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Stoney Creek is my go-to garden center here in the north.  I’m there about once a week if not more! Here’s some of what I came home with last week. You’ll have to stop by again to see what I end up doing with all those pots.

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I’m trying my best to resist buying new plants at this time of year.  Mostly because I have better luck planting and transplanting in the Spring.  Undoubtedly I will fail and buy some anyway!

The garden is winding down so not much is blooming anymore.  There were still a few things I was able to find and share for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day like these Hydrangeas that are getting prettier by the day.

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I love this view of the garden with the pine trees just beyond the meadow below.  Every day, the pink of the hydrangeas gets more intense.  Gorgeous!  Last week I took some engagement photos of my niece and her fiance in this spot.  Aren’t they adorable?

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I couldn’t resist including this shot. The Great Blue Lobelia really performed well this year. Without a doubt, one of my late summer favorites!

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This poor Turtlehead is very sad looking.  It’s what’s left after the deer came through a few times this summer.  Seems they always go for this plant first…must be pretty tasty! I do need to do a better job protecting it next year.

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And then there’s the sedum.  Autumn Joy is just getting going.  In a couple of weeks she will be in full Autumn glory.

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This is an unnamed Sedum. I brought it with me from my Wauwatosa house many years ago.  It’s settling in nicely here at the lake; almost to the point where I can divide it up.  The bees love it.

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This adorable little Aster has never bloomed before because the deer have always gotten to it first.  I was so surprised to see this today.  Made my morning, for sure!006

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One last surprise!  I spotted a few more roses in bloom.  I will definitely be remembering this one in December!

“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.”
J.M. Barrie

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So I guess I better get back to thinking about that garden cleanup.  I really don’t think of it as work.  Just one last opportunity to get my hands dirty and enjoy the garden before the snow flies!

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12 thoughts on “Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

  1. Love in the garden always makes a beautiful photo. And that garden is beautiful. Unlike you I do a fair amount of shopping in the fall. I like thinking those plants have a big headstart in the spring. This year though, any fall plantings will need careful watering because it has been extremely dry. Hardly any rain at all.

    1. I have better luck in my SE Wisconsin garden. This garden is in northern Wisconsin and it gets cold quick so unless it’s really hardy, there are issues if I don’t get it in early enough. I’m always one to push the envelope though!

  2. What a beautiful photo of your niece! The hydrangeas are gorgeous and make the perfect backdrop. I see I’m not the only one who can’t resist a bargain, no matter how many pots and plants I already have:) Happy Bloom Day!

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