Sunday, September 12, 2010

Savoring Time in the Garden Sunday

I can see it in the color of the leaves on the trees, the purple and gold in the meadows. Sadly, summer is drawing to a close. Even though the garden has a change of face, there is still much to appreciate. This is the time of year that dahlias love.


Phlox and rudbeckia are prolific


Morning glories are just getting glorious.


Tricyrtis is one of my favorite, late summer flowers.  Tiny, but spectacular!


The hydrangea are taking on that rosy, autumn glow.


Some of the container plants are still going strong.


It hasn't been the best summer in SE Wisconsin, but the cooler temperatures have revived the garden - for a short time, at least!


I'm joining Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday with my end of summer garden mosaic.

29 comments:

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  2. You have pics of some of my favorite flowers - gorgeous!

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  3. A gorgeous garden, the flowers blooms are simply wonderful. My garden has faded and I am just waiting the lovely leaf color, they are the last bright colors until next spring.

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  4. Wow, you certainly have some beautiful blooms! Their pretty colours certainly brightens up the garden, don't they?

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  5. lovely photos, what a wonderful garden!kisses....

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  6. Your garden is looking gorgeous as always Susan! You should show more of it here on your blog :-) Love your mosaic. That hydrangea is so pretty right now.

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  7. What a beautiful garden you must have. The flowers are so beautiful. I'm very envious.

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  8. Your flowers are just beautiful, such a short-lived summer here this year-enjoy!

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  9. Such great shots Susan..Mine's done..a few hydrangeas..rudbeckias..zucchini FLOWERS..that's about it..Thanks for your pretties.

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  10. The photos are beautiful. Alas, the only thing blooming on the prairie are the garlic chives and the autumn clematis!

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  11. Susan - please tell me what camera you use. I'm getting ready to replace mine, and I always love the quality and depth of your photos!

    ButterYum

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  12. Your garden is filled with beautiful flowers! Tricyrtis looks much like an orchid, is it? What a wonderful way to begin the week.

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  13. Beautiful photos, Susan. Summer was so slow getting underway here and then the weather turned blistering hot so most of my garden was crispy fried. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Susan, you take the best flower pictures. Really stunning... I feel like I am right there. Especially love the orchid-like flower that I've never seen. What a great monday present!

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  15. Susan, you take the best flower pictures. Really stunning... I feel like I am right there. Especially love the orchid-like flower that I've never seen. What a great monday present!

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  16. Beautiful garden. Your images are spectacular. I love dahlias but they don't love my brown thumb.... !!!!!!!

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  17. Gorgeous garden, Susan! Such beautiful blooms and so much variety!

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  18. Beautiful! Yes, the cooler temps have revived the garden for a little while longer... The annuals especially.

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  19. Patricia, my camera is an older DSLR that I bought about 6 years ago - a Nikon D70.

    Christie, the tricyrtis is a member of the lily family and it prefers shade. The flowers are actually quite small, only about 1-1/2 inches wide but they are beautiful close up.

    Thanks again, for your very kind comments, everyone!

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  20. ciao Susan!! bellissimi i fiori del tuo giardino....e bellissime le foto!! complimenti anche da parte di mio marito..appassionato di fotografia!!!a presto! ciao!

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  21. Gorgeous flowers in your late summer garden. I'm looking forward to the cooler weather this fall. :)

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  22. Your photos are beautiful ~ each one of them! Loveliest mosaic!

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  23. Beautiful flowers! What is the first one, it's amazing!!

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  24. Many thanks!

    Thank you, Federica and also thank you to your husband. Does he take the pictures for your blog?

    Thank you Julie. The first photo is a dwarf dahlia from the 'Gallery Series' called Bellini. I dig and save the tubers each year.

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  25. Fall is the one season I really miss since my move from Michigan to Florida many years ago. The smells, the leaves, the cider, the slight chill in the air in the morning, U of M football...the list goes on and on. I even try to time my visits north to October...always the best month in Michigan.

    I loved your floral post today, Susan...so many memories.

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  26. What a beautiful round-up of summer! Truly a lovely memorial for the season.

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  27. Beautiful flowers, beautiful colors an ode to the summer that has just left us.

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  28. I'm speechless.
    I may just dream about dahlias and morning glories tonight.

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