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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

End of month view - September 2009

I thought I would join in with The Patient Gardener and start taking an end of month picture of the same place each month.  I do something similar mid-month with my pond, but for this I thought I'd find another area that has lots of seasonal changes.  It'll be fun to look back each month at the changes and also help to see what changes I might like to make.

This is our entry garden with our beautiful Japanese Maple 'Orido Nishiki'.  The wind was really blowing so the right side of the tree looks much more yellow than it actually is.  The upper left part of the tree is where the fall color changes have started.  Underneath are two large hydrangeas, hostas, heucheras, fuchsias and other various perennials.  There will be lots of tulips and crocuses planted here soon, I usually wait as long as possible to give the squirrels less time to find them.  They've already been digging around all my newly planted plants.

The foliage from the Muscari is coming up, it seems to do this every fall.  I like the grassy look it adds.  These are just a couple of the Heucheras I've planted here this summer.

I'm sure the end of next month will find this tree fully colored and beginning to lose it's leaves.  I might've even gotten some of the bulbs planted by then!
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21 comments:

  1. This looks wonderful - quite a change in such a short time!

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  2. The tree is starting to show its loveliness for fall. I like the perennials below it.

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  3. This will be fun to see the changes; something for every season!

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  4. It will be neat to look at it each month. Lovely hydrangeas!

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  5. I like things like this. I have a shot I always like to get of my largest front yard bed. Maybe I'll post reviews from there. It probably won't go through a lot of changes from December to February, though.

    I love the big hydrangea leaves and the tree. I look forward to seeing the changes in the area over time.

    Congratulations on all your blotanical nominations! I know I voted for you in more than one area.

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  6. Catherine~~ Oh Orido, Orido... my heart belongs to you. I'm weird, but what can I say? I love this tree. Yours is so lacy and the blushing colors look good enough to eat. If only there was some way to preserve those lovely leaves... Oh yeah, the camera. Won't it be great to look back at our borders in a few months from now?

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  7. Hi Catherine, What a great idea! Love your photos... very colorful. :-) Did I see a couple of polemonium in that last photo? I finally had one plant Winter over this year and live through this whole season. Perhaps it'll make it again? I hope!

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  8. Hi Catherine

    I've got Muscari foliage appearing as well.

    I like your Japanese maple.

    Do you get any slug or snail problems with your Hostas?

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  9. Beautiful. How I wish I had your kind of a garden...!
    Everything seems to be just right.
    I was away for a while and missed a lot of your posts. I'm going right back to soak up all I missed here.

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  10. Japanese maples are my favorite in the Fall landscape...so vibrant! What a view from your windows ;)

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  11. Maples are simply fantastic !! Different ..Great..Unseen Rajasthan

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  12. I like the idea of taking a photo of the same spot at the same time every month. Problem is I'd have to show you a lot of brown or white photos. You certainly picked a good spot in your yard, very prety. My Muscari always comes up this time of year, just like yours is doing.

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  13. Thanks for joining in with the end of month view.
    Here is a link to my end of month post http://patientgardener.wordpress.com/2009/09/29/end-of-month-view-september-2009/
    Do pop over and leave a link to yours in the comment box

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  14. Your Japanese maple is a favorite of mine. They are so pretty.

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  15. Summer has been nice. We're into some cooler fall type weather here now. Our average first frost is October 10, soooooo not much longer.

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  16. Congrats on all of the blotanical awards! You deserve them!

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  17. Your garden is looking good. Congratulations on your Blotanical awards.

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  18. Shady - Yes, that's one my polemonium that keeps coming back. It's the only one that doesn't get mildew and it's been there for years. Hope yours makes it through the winter again.

    Rob- I don't have too many problems with slugs on hostas, they like the campanulas too much :)

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  19. I've done hat this whole year taking pictures every moth of the same view and it'sfun to look back. Nex year I'll do the same thing but ´change the view. I love tah Maple of yours! Looks great!

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  20. I think you are right, this will be a great place to see the changes in the garden; especially with the color of fall seeping in. I've been out of the blogging realm for about a week. Life finally caught up to me. It's a joy to come back and visit your blog first!

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  21. That is a gorgeous Acer. We have a small Acer bed but it's quite new. The purple acer int he front garden is doing well though. I think that whole bed is beautiful. Hostas are fabulous, you like foliage plants as much as I do. A great idea about photographing an area at the end of each month. I shall have to choose carefully.

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