Sunday, September 23, 2012

Autumn Garden & Decor

Happy Fall Y'all,

Things are starting to wind down in the garden. Are you ready for an autumn garden stroll and some outdoor decor? 

I should warn you there are a LOT of pictures!

Asters are blooming in my two favorite colors!  These are 'Pink Yomagic' and 'Purple Yomagic'.


This bee didn't even notice I was photographing it.


Ornamental kale adds a splash of fall color with its foliage.


A hydrangea bloom ready to be picked and dried.


This spider screams Halloween to me!  He looks a little creepy, don't you think?

 
Dendranthema 'Cool Igloo' has a gorgeous raspberry color.

 
One planted in the garden and another in a white urn.
 
 
A bumblebee clinging to a butterfly bush flower.


I have several varities of sedum scattered around the gardens.



My Virginia Sweetspire bush is starting to turn.


Its leaves filled with varigated colors - a real beauty.

 
Northern Sea Oats has unique flat seed heads which are starting to change to a light tan color.  The dangling panicles last for three seasons.


Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks' is in full bloom near the pond.  The long arching stems hang over the rocks.


Calamagrostis 'Overdam' has sand colored seed heads.  You may recognize this plant as variegated Feather Reed Grass.  Swaying in the breeze it looks pretty through the window.


Japanese Blood Grass 'Red Baron' has striking red blades and shines when backlit by the sun.

 
A frog posing for the camera.
 
 
Orange dahlias still going strong.
 
 
A raven statue nestled in a bed of daylilies.


The gazebo is ready for autumn.

 
 
 
A decorated garden rake I created leans up against the side. I will show you this craft project in another post.
 

Please come inside and have a seat ...
 
 

Metal pumpkin lanterns add a nice evening glow.
 
 
Urn planters are filled with 'Rosy Igloo' chrysanthemums.

 
 
The patio has a few fall decorations too.
 
 
This Jack-o'-lantern planter is too cute to spook!
 
 
 
  
 
Thank you for strolling with me today.  I'll be showing you more as the leaves start to change.  Don't forget I am having a giveaway starting on October 1st.

This week I am joining ...

Kick Off Your Fall @ Southern Hospitality 
Macro Monday @ Lisa's Chaos
NF Inspiring Photography @ NatureFootstep meme
Bloomin' Tuesday @ Ms. Green Thumb Jean
Garden Tuesday @ Sidewalk Shoes
Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Thursday Favorite Things @ Kaherine's Corner
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a daily cup from Mrs. Olson
Cottage Garden Party @ Fishtail Cottage
Home & Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life
Fertilizer Friday @ Tootsie Time
Flower Art Friday @ Photos by LeAnne
Floral Friday Fotos @ Floral Friday
Flowers on Saturday @ Blueberry Craft & Hobby
Today's Flowers on Saturday @ Today's Flowers
Strut Your Stuff Saturday @ Six Sisters' Stuff 

48 comments:

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Your fall garden is wonderful! Such lovely colors. Love all the details you captured too!

Sunray Gardens said...

Really lovely Donna. Lots of great blooms still and the fall decor is fantastic! You did good girl.
Cher Sunray Gardens

eileeninmd said...

Donna, your garden must be gorgeous. I love all your pretty flowers and would like to add most of them to my yard. They are all so pretty and colorful. I can not pick a favorite because I love them all. The metal pumpkins are really cute too. Great post and I enjoyed the photos.

Karen said...

Your garden is lovely, Donna, especially your Gazebo. I can tell you put a lot of love and care into it and it shows. xx

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Your Autumn garden still has so much color! And the gazebo decorated in its seasonal finery looks like the perfect spot to sit and enjoy nature. I'm not certain I like that spider though.

Debra

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Your fall garden is so full of color. I love the hydrangeas, the ornamental kale and the dahlias!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow beautiful flowers, colors and pictures Donna.

greetings karin

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous photos! So many flowers in different colors.

Shirley said...

Look at all your lovely blooms. Everything looks so wonderful. I loved seeing all the photos and the colors of your Asters are stunning! Happy Fall...

Cynthia said...

Donna,

This is gorgeous. The gazebo looks beautiful. If I put real pumpkins outside the animals would eat them and they would be gone. Again, just beautiful.

Cynthia

thistlewoodfarm said...

Your fall garden colors are amazing! You have a true eye for color!

Thank you so much for inspiring me today!

blessings,
karianne

zaza said...

What an inspiration your pictures are! I am just recovering from a nasty flu and am now anxious to get started on my fall decorating. Thank you. And thanks for commenting on my blog. Hope you visit again soon to see my fall ideas!

Terry said...

I love the purples and the dahlias. That spider looks unreal! I've never seen one that color. Your gazebo look amazing with the leaves, the decorated rake and the pumpkins. Gorgeous! So glad you shared so many photos.

Hugs,

Terry

Geneva said...

Everything is so beautiful Donna...I could live in your yard. ":o) Lovely Photographs!!!

Sharon Souter said...

Lovely photos Donna. Everything in your garden is so perfect!

Lisa Gordon said...

Donna, I have never seen kale look so beautiful!

Each one of these has a wonderful softness to them that is just perfection.

I hope you've had a wonderful beginning to your week.

xo.

jannekesphotos said...

What a great flowers you have in your garden and what a great colors.

Rosemary said...

Donna so much bright colour in your garden. Love the accents on the gazebo. Will be trying the rake craft !

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Your fall garden is beautiful with such vibrant colors. Thank you for stopping by.
~Clara

Ingmarie We said...

You have a very lovely garden. So much blooming this time of the year.

NatureFootstep said...

wow, that´s a lot of Inspiring stuff. You´ll be overwhelmed. .) But that is great. :)

joanne said...

you have worked very hard in your garden, and it certainly is appreciated.....it's lovely....

Becky Elmuccio said...

I love your fall decorations and the asters are beautiful! Feel free to hop over to my new gardening linky, Tuesday Greens, on www.craftygardenmama.com. We'd love to have you! Have a great rest of the week.

bailey-road.com said...

What a beautiful garden you have created! I love that jack-o-lantern planter.

Katz Tales said...

Lovely colours. It's raining here. Maybe an early Monsoon.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Donna,
Your fall garden is beautiful! You have a lot of flowers blooming. Your autumn decorations are so cute and I love your decorated gazebo! I enjoyed this post so much! Beautiful pictures!

Gabby said...

Everything is just beautiful. I love your asters. And the sedum. Oh, all of it.

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Hi Donna,
Your autumn garden is beautiful, and your fall decorations are very sweet. Love your gazebo. And you are right, that spider looks a little bit creepy.
Happy fall!
Blessings,
~Wendy

Leovi said...

Really magical, I love those beautiful pictures of flowers.

podso said...

The flowers are beautiful and I would love a sit in your delightful gazebo!

Leovi said...

Really magical, I love the garden, this beautiful gazebo.

Judy said...

You have been busy!! So many pretty blossoms, and then all the decorating for Halloween!! I did not know there were cultivated varieties of goldenrod (Solidago)!!

xinex said...

Your flowers are gorgeou, Donna. What a beautiful garden you have!..Christine

Eileen said...

Just gorgeous! Don't you just love autumn? Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit.

Yael Ben-Ari said...

Donna,

Thanks for coming by. You have such lovely fall flowers. I love your asters and mums. I just bought a new mum yesterday.

Yael from Home Garden Diggers

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Calling by from NF-Blo-Ma today, you certainly have lots of bright and beautiful flowers in your garden.

Kathy said...

Love those metal pumpkin lanterns! Thank you for stopping by my blog...'cause it lead me directly here to yours :)

mail4rosey said...

The post is great, and I love every single picture. The metal pumpkins are my absolute favorites!

Micupoftea~ said...

Hello Donna~ A frog, a raven, pumpkins, rich color....a perfect post! Thanks for a peek into the garden. Happy Fall :)
Shawn

Devon Riesenberg said...

Beautiful! Thanks for following from the Blog Hop :) Following you back.

Amy V. said...

Oh my goodness, now that I've seen your post I'm quite ready for Autumn to settle in at my house, too! Beautiful pictures and a wonderful blog. Following you now and looking forward to reading more of your posts!

joy said...

What a lovely garden you have: A place I would love to visit:)
From FFF.
my entry: flowers to make you smile: willyouhearfromme.blogspot.com

Anna said...

What a beautiful Autumn garden you have, Donna!
Really I love it...
Greetings, Anna :))

Beth said...

Your garden looks great, Donna! I love the sedum, Japanese blood grass, and asters. The pumpkins are a nice accent too. Your decorating and gardening skills are shining!

Maria Sy said...

What a lovely garden!

My entry.

DeniseinVA said...

Your Autumn garden is pure delight and thank you so much for sharing it with Today's Flowers.

Jann Olson said...

Loved the stroll Donna. Your garden is still full of gorgeous color. My Asters have been literally covered in bees. Love the raven statue and the decorated rake is so fun! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
Hugs,
Jann

Rhonda Langley said...

How beautiful your gardens are! I love all the fall decorations!

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