Thursday, September 26, 2019

September In The Garden.

Autumn has arrived.
The Summer has gone by too fast.
Shorter days and cooler nights
are upon us. 
Although nature's colours and 
bounty surround us,
we have to be thankful for
the beauty Mother Nature 
has given us. 

These are Peaches'n'Dreams.

Tiger Lilies
I'm late with this photo.
They have finished following.

Helenium and Golden Marguerite together.

Gooseneck Loosestrife, so graceful.

Sedum so colourful this time of yr.

Mountain Ash trees.
Also called Rowan (pronounced round).
They have an abundance of berries this year,
contrary to last year

They are native to the colder regions of
the Northern Hemisphere

Huge bunches of berries.
The birds and wild life will feast on them
Deer and partridge love them. 

They are so heavy,
the branches are bent.

An abundance of apples

Sister Annie picking.

Pies, apple cake, apple muffins, 
baked apples, apple sauce.
We were busy....

Two spectators,
Leopold and Arthur,
My neighbour's cats


My Zinnias are still in flower.
I planted the seeds late in the Spring.

I planted some Yarrow this year.
Yellow, pink and red.

The stones below,
are part of a stairway,
leading down to a "Sunken Garden".
A work in progress garden.

My Granddaughter, Sabrina, 
painted the sign on a rock.

The name "Sunken Garden" was
inspired by my visit to Kensington Palace,
 London, a year ago this week.

A garden dedicated to Princess Diana
at Kensington Palace.

Suzanne, my daughter.
We had afternoon tea at 
The Pavillon at Kensington Palace.
A trip to remember....

Hurricane Dorian passed on Sept. 7th.,
here in Eastern Quebec.
Thankfully, It didn't do too much damage in our region,
heavy rains and moderate winds. 
I feel for the people down south
 who were not so fortunate.

This ditch is usually dry all Summer.

Here is a short video.
You can hear the wind.
I'm not sure if it will play on this blog.

On Friday the 13th,
We had a beautiful Harvest Moon.

I hope you've enjoyed this little tour of my garden.
Thanks for your visit xo
Wishing you all a Happy Fall.

For more on our London trip,
click here.


  1. Adorable pictures!Thanks for sharing,I enjoy this gorgeous tour!

  2. I certainly did enjoy the tour it looked beautiful and very productive. The harvest will be appreciated throughout the Winter months I am sure.

  3. Oooh, your flowers are still gushing...and all those plump apples! I hope you can stay frost free...we are behind here also, as you have seen. Those Hollyhocks must be, quadruples...I have never seen any that thick!

  4. I love that beautiful hollyhock. It is still lovely in your garden.
    Looks like you have lots of apples to enjoy too!

  5. Thel .. I some how missed your garden blog .. I have to list it on my blog roll now !
    You have my dream garden with so many beautiful trees (we used to have a Mountain Ash but it died .. the berries are so pretty on these) .. holly hocks are gorgeous ! .. all your plants are gorgeous ! You are a great photographer too ... I take loads pictures just to get one really good picture , it is ridiculous .. but that is the secret .. take loads of pictures even of the same subject because the light and position changes in seconds and you need that to get "the ONE" that really shines .. so keep it up !
    I know I have to ! LOL
    Thanks for dropping by ;-)

  6. Anonymous9/30/2019

    Hi Thelma, I planted seeds for peaches and dreams this spring, and I was told there would be no blooms this year. Can you recommend anything I need to do this fall to be sure I get those gorgeous blooms next year? I've never had hollyhocks before. Thanks, Cheryl

    1. Hi Thanks for your visit. The first year I planted Peaches and Dreams they did not flower at all. I've had them for 4 yrs. and last year, they didn't even appear. I was surprised that this yr. they came back. Hollyhocks have a mind of their own. LOL. I have also black ones with a single flowers. They come back and flower each yr.
      Also I bought a new double red hollyhock plant this Spring past and it only grew about 1 ft. high and did not flower. I'm hoping that next yr. it will flower. Good luck!!

  7. Everything is so lovely! I wish I could come spend some time in your garden. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thanks for your visit. Congratulations for being featured in Country Sampler magazine. Such a nice idea with the wheelbarrow. Happy Fall .

  8. Hi Thelma, just stopping by to say that your garden is really beautiful. When I saw the zinnias just wanted to say how pretty they are and how fun to grow. I planted them for the first time this year and were so happy with them, but the rest of my garden can not even compare to the gorgeous one you have..Happy Fall..Judy

  9. Me again, Thelma, I am now following you also and by e-mail too. If I don't follow someone that way I seem to forget to check on them once in awhile. I meant to tell you how beautiful your hollyhocks are. I never had any luck with them. The first flower I was ever aware of was the tiger lillies. My grandmother had a large spot in her garden when I was a little girl and all she planted were tiger lillies. Thanks for your visit and we will talk again..xxoJudy

  10. Hi Judy. My Tiger Lilies come from my Grandmother. I guess they are an heirloom plant. Hollyhocks have a mind of their own. I've had them for 4 yrs. Last yr. they didn't do very well at all. I bought 3 red plants this yr. and they only grew about a ft high and didn't flower. Maybe next yr. they'll d better. Until next time, Thelma xo.

  11. Beautiful photos!! Thanks so much for stopping by!! And for your kind words!!

  12. Those Tiger Lilies are so lovely too ! Such beautiful images, I loved looking at each one dear friend.
    Congrats on your "Green Thumb" and gorgeous garden.
    Thank you for dropping by and leaving such kind comment.

  13. What beautiful blooms. Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Happy Fall party. Pinned.

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