Saturday, October 10, 2009

Garden Diary October 10th, 2009

First frost last night. Woke to a -4C temperature, and the nasturtiums all fallen around themselves, devastated by the frost.

Had picked the roses and the green tomatoes and brought the geraniums into the house to winter in the bathroom on the wide sill where the sun shines generously.

The chrysanthemum are still only partially in bloom, - very partially. Hopefully the weather will get warmer again and we will be able to enjoy their beauty on into November.

Here is a rose that got left behind, but weathered the frosty night quite nicely.



The grasses are delicate and subtle, - beautiful earth colours, - a naples yellow, the distinctive green of autumn and an occasional fiery red.







A couple of exquisitely elegant shasta daisies, entirely out of season and so a pleasant surprise.



The sumac, as seen through the curly willow, lend a certain delicacy to the more brilliant colours.





It is time to put the canna lilies to bed, - but first I have to find a place to bed them down where the temperature is just right....it is time to think winter.....

4 comments:

Grace and Bradley said...

How sad it is time to prepare for the winter. However, the Fall is still a colorful time for the garden.

Kcalpesh said...

Beautiful nature shots! There's always so much to see and share!

Thanks for your kind comment on my Skywatch Friday Photo.

- Pixellicious Photos

Tricia said...

These pictures are truly beautiful! I love your pink rose pic.

Thank you so much for your comment, I appreciate that more than you know!

Happy Weekend

Jenn Jilks said...

Beautiful sumac! I miss the flowers and the leaves.
My Muskoka is denuding itself!