Tuesday, October 03, 2006



















A Study in Contrasts...some of my plants look as though they are preparing for a "long winter's nap", while others look like they didn't get the memo! Some are even growing right next to each other-maybe "willing" themselves a longer summer?

7 comments:

snappy said...

We all wish for longer summers, but now im prepared for the Autumn.I planted spring bulbs for three seasons in front.You have a good selection of colours.Love your mushrooms and bright coloured fungus.I have had dull brown mushrooms only in the grass and square border.

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Don't you love the way those hosta leaves turn yellow? Mine on the "unknown blue hosta" are that deep yellow right now, too... I never really think of hostas as having good autumn color until I see those guys. :)

lisa said...

As much as I've loved the growing season this year, I must confess that I'm enjoying Fall as well. The hostas sure do add some nice fall color to the ground...as if echoeing the trees. I just feel a little forlorn to be done gardening, because work kept me so busy that I didn't get my gardening "jones" fully fed this year. In the past, I was ready for fall because I had been such a gardening maniac that I needed a break...but not so much this year. Oh well, I can scatter some wildflower seeds, put the potted stuff and tender bulbs to bed, and research next year's projects and purchases. Then hopefully give myself a reality check financially before I go crazy and buy EVERYTHING I really want! :)

Barrie said...

Lisa,

I think they are gorgeous. I really love the contrast > a juxtaposition of color. Nice post.

Best, Barrie

lisa said...

Thanks Barrie!

snappy said...

I looked today online at seeds, plants, fruit tree's etc.I wanted loads!!I have serious addiction to buying new plants.I will have to sit down and make a plan, to be organised for a change. My planting plans have always been in my head, and changing it at ground level. I ordered more seed brochures today.Another winter pasttime.

lisa said...

"Gardening in my mind" and planning for spring are a couple of my favorite winter activities! Of course, ice fishing in an ice shack with a strapping outdoorsman runs closer than second! ;)