Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Fall splendour to gorgeous to rake up

We are at the peak of fall color. A good wind yesterday saw leaves falling like rain. They look so pretty on the ground along the laneway that I'm reluctant to mow over them or rake them up.

Flowers are mostly gone, but leaves more than make up for that

The shrub border behind the four-square garden (below)
with yellow backdrop of tree farm ashes

Molinia 'Skyracer' grasses frame sundial base my husband carved

© Yvonne Cunnington, Country Gardener

8 comments:

  1. WOW Yvonne!! Everything is SO beautiful!! You know I've noticed something about your place...there is never a bad time of year!!

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  2. I love the composition of your shrub borders. The colours and textures work beautifully together. I strive to one day make my garden look like yours. :-D
    Daizy

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  3. Actually there is one time when the garden is not ready for prime time viewing, and that's in the early spring - late April and early May - just after the grasses have been cut down. See this post for pictures: http://countrygardener.blogspot.com/2008/04/big-ornamental-grasses-clean-up.html

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  4. Welcome, Daizy. Great to have you along on the garden trip! Now, you'll just have to find a way to keep inspired over the winter.

    Cheers, Yvonne

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  5. Breathtaking - Yvonne.
    It's wonderful to have mature trees in and around your property to complement your beautiful borders.
    Salix

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  6. teresa8:56 PM

    Really lovely pictures of your garden. Is that a hydrangrea in the third picture? Could you tell me the type - it is absolutely gorgeous.

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  7. Hi Teresa: Yes, it's Hydrangea 'Limelight'. It comes out in lime-toned white, and in the fall looks like it does here. When the plant was small, the flowers looked too big for it, but now they look just right.

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  8. we have been having just the perfect fall weather haven't we?

    Gill in Southern Ontario

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