Friday, September 24, 2010

Autumn Garden Goodness

I once read you can determine a good gardener by how their great garden looks later in the season, because any one can run to the nursery in spring and fill their yard with flowers. I think, I may have finally succeeded. The whole garden is loaded with colors! Combined with all these cloudy days we've had, it been a camera's heaven.
David Austin rose "Christopher Marlowe" put on a stunning show, covered in blooms for over a week.

Dahlia's are all gearing up for another round of blooms, including this "Tahiti Sunrise," which towers over me at about 6 feet high.

Nasturium, alyssum, kale, and more flow over front sidewalk.

This unidentified beauty was a gift from a southern California gardener. I had the name pinned down somewhere, and now I can't find it. Nevertheless, I'm testing it's hardiness this winter, and love it's fall performance.

Dahlia "Kelvin Floodlight" was a great $1.60 find a small town nursery. I was suprised to get this big of a bloom from such a small bulb, and know good things are to come as this clump matures.

Hope you are all having a fabulous autumn!
Happy gardening!