Today is September 19th and we can feel, see and smell Autumn is here. Summer was cool and wet with here and there a few hot days. I have been taking pictures this month and you can see how nature is changing. Despite all the rain we had it is still dry but we live on sandy soil and it doesn’t keep water for long.
I hope you”ll all have a great Autumn. Thanks for visiting and keep safe.
Frost in the garden and a bit of sun, turns the garden into a Winter wonderland.
When I was taking these pictures in my garden my puppy fell through the thin ice cover on the pond, lucky she was able to come out quickly. I wrapped her dry with a big towel and kept her with me wrapped in a fleece blanket. I was shocked as she is tiny (mini Maltese).
It definitely is Autumn now, cos of the drought it is early this year. But there still is a lot in bloom right now although you can see the flowers are a bit tired and the leafs are getting brown and yellow here and there. On top of it they had to go without my tlc while I was on holiday in France.
On the other hand some plants look tatty, like the ferns, the Amelanchier tree(shadbush or june berry), the lavenders…. But hey, I am not complaining !
I hope you are all well and happy, wherever you are.
When the flowers of the sedum spectabile are opening it is a sign of Autumn comming closer. The days are definitely shorter, the evenings colder but after the crazy hot Summer we had I am welcomming Autumn for once, normally I am not so keen. The garden is a mess with burned plants and leafs but the sedum spectabile is looking good, ofcourse being a succulent it loves warm dry weather. And this plant is a heaven for bees and butterflies.
SEDUM SPECTABILE (also known as butterfly stonecrop or ice plant)
It is that time of the year again, the part I don’t like as now we have to wait for 7 months before Spring arrives ! It is time to spent with my indoorplants and give them a little tlc. Summer was odd to say the least, it started really late and then we had a few weeks of hot weather, but now the Summer has ended and we had the first night frosts. So I have been busy to put the tender plants inside eventhough some are still blooming nicely.
The sedum spectabile is one of the last plants to bloom in my garden and the passionflowers ofcourse.
Here are a few pictures.
SEDUM SPECTABILE IS A REAL ATTRACTION FOR THE BUTTERFLIES
THIS IS THE WHITE VERSION OF THE SEDUM SPECTABILE.
PASSIFLORA CAERULEA IS ONE OF THE STRONGEST PASSIONFLOWERS FOR THE NORTH OF EUROPE AND BLOOMS FOR A VERY VERY LONG TIME.
THE WHITE CONSTANCE ELLIOTT IS LESS HARDY BUT WITH A BIT OF PROTECTION IT WILL OVERCOME A HARD WINTER