Sunday, October 14, 2012

Fall in the Courtyard


Not a lot going on in the courtyard now days.  A few blooms here and there, but most of the annuals are giving it up .  I got two  pots of mums a couple of weeks ago, and one of them is already looking pretty sad - sure wish they would last longer.


The ferns and wax begonias will probably last until the first hard frost.  The begonias  have not looked real spiffy for a while due to the  hot/dry Summer, even tho I kept them watered.
Fall shadows are so different than any other time of the year.......
A few pots of impatiences still hanging around, but won't be for much longer.



linking with  "Mosaic Monday"
                     "Outdoor Wednesday".

Have a great week!
Glenda

23 comments:

Snap said...

Lovely flowers and I like how you worked the pumpkins and Fall in!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How lovely...yellow mums and orange pumpkins are the perfect combination! Happy Monday!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Your courtyard is always so pretty. I always love seeing pics of it.

A Garden of Threads said...

All my annual flowers have been killed by frost:( Yours still look so pretty.

Cheryl said...

I have had the same wax begonias for three years straight...They dye down in the winter, and come back up. I have them in a shady spot... do you have yours planted in some shade?

laurie said...

Pretty Mums, Glenda. I agree. It just doesn't seem worth buying mums, since I don't seem to be able to keep them alive for long. Have a good week. laurie

Lorrie Orr said...

It's sad to see the summer annuals die down now, but the fall colour is pretty, too. You've done well incorporating the fall into your summer flowers.
Have a good week, Glenda.

Pondside said...

I am so grateful for the mums at this time of year when all the annuals have died back, thought there are still some impatience blooming bravely on the veranda.

eileeninmd said...

Your flowers are pretty, ours have giving up after having a frost. A colorful post and photos. Thanks for sharing, have a wonderful week!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

It is so sad to see the summer containers after a frost. I just emptied mine and took out the summer bulbs out of the ground. your photos are lovely. Valerie

Cynthia said...

Beautiful, love all the foliage.

Cynthia

AshTreeCottage said...

Love the lantern and sweet rabbit sitting on your patio table. My flowers are looking rather sad right now too. I am trying to enjoy them until the bitter end.

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Mary Ellen said...

Wonderful fall going on in your yard! My plants have all been touched by the freezes we have had so pretty much done for the year -

Love your pretty remake on those earrings too in the previous post!!

Leann said...

Wow Glenda - your flowers are all still vibrant! Love the bright colors!

Enjoy them while they last!

Leann

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Love the pics, and your mums look way better than mine!

Diana Taylor said...

What lovely photos and such a pretty garden you have. Love all the foliage.

xinex said...

Your courtyard does not look bad at all, Glenda. Have a great week!...Christine

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Lovely photos and fall decor ~ great presentation ~ ( A Creative Harbor)

Erica (Irene) said...

Your courtyard is gorgeous...

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Your blooms are still looking lovely! Great pictures Glenda.

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

We had a hard frost here while we were gone, so things that were still in beautiful bloom when we left were completely brown and dead when we got home. The mums were fine...ours last all fall. My husband waters most nights and we have them in pots that have good drainage. A local store sells some really beautiful, healthy ones for only $6.99 each and we usually plant them at the end of the season and enjoy them in the yard the next year.

Your header looks great too. I had a hard time figuring out how to change mine with the new format...but, I eventually got it done.

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Light and Voices said...

Our mums look very sad too because of cool nights and hot days. Nice fall post.
Joyce M