It's not that I haven't taken pictures or been in the garden (just a little) ... so maybe, rather than a lot of bantering, I'll just share a photo montage of Autumn photos taken as I've been out and about. There have been field trips ...
|Autumn wouldn't be seasonal without a trip to a Pumpkin Farm|
|Classic Midwest Farm ... Red Barn & Windmill|
|Wicked Witch, on vigil ... I'm not messing with her !!|
|The rustle of leaves, the Autumn color palette and the crisp air ... ah!|
The gardens at home have been quietly settling down for the season. On the other hand, the bunnies have not been so quiet. It's not a surprise, but it still pisses me off. My brand new Twilight False Indigo (Baptisia) made it through the whole summer. Now it's been stripped of all it's leaves, so now it's behind a shield of wire fence... They also started stripping the bark off of the Japanese Willow, so it looks like the whole Cottage Garden will be under lock n key through next Spring.
|Last minute planting, bunny 'carnage, hot air balloons and the final blooms of the season|
Even this late in the season, there are still surprise splashes of color in the garden. These little gems made my heart sing...
|Late afternoon sun ...|
|Pink Guara - always throwing out some late blooms|
(I just LOVE this plant!! Early out of the ground and the last one to leave the garden 'party'.)
|EXCITEMENT: Hyacinth Bean Vine seeds - (annuals here)|
(Can't wait to plant these next Spring!)
|Hyacinth Bean Vine - in it's glory down in KY|
(Thanks for sharing the seed pods, JC!)
And finally, the sweetest little showboat in the garden...