Monday, November 18, 2013

Fall Garden Pics

Hi y'all! I wanted to share some pics of my late Fall garden before everything turns brown for the Winter. I also want to be able to look back next year to see how long certain plants/flowers bloomed. :) You can always click HERE and HERE to see more pics of my backyard in the Spring and Summer.

This is one of my favorite spots in the backyard. I love to sit by the bridge under the bald cypress tree and read a good book. :)


secret garden

Below are my pink and red begonias. I've heard that the green leaf ones can take the heat much better than the copper leaf ones, and I've found this to be true. I've had these begonias for 4 or 5 years and they just keep coming back each Spring. Actually, if we don't have a freeze, they never even stop blooming. :)


This lantana sure took its sweet time to start growing this Summer, but once it started, it grew extremely fast. I love the pink and yellow flowers. I keep trimming it back, and now I think it needs it again. 


The bottle brush is going through another bloom phase right now. The blue plumbago has slowed down a bit, but the roses are still blooming pretty well, although they're looking a little scraggly. 



The grass is doing pretty well after having such a hot Summer. 


I mentioned in my Patio Makeover Post that I planted some dianthus and snapdragons. Both of these flowers usually bloom from Fall through Spring.


That's dianthus on top, and snapdragons on either side. I can't wait until they get a little bigger. 

dianthus

That's Wilbur on the left. :) Here's another pink begonia that is going strong. I don't know if you can see it, but those little granules on the soil are the Preen for weed control I just put down. I never have to pull weeds anymore, thanks to that stuff. :) Oh, and that's a soaker hose between Wilbur and the begonia. That's the easiest way to water this part of the garden. 


This yellow Esperanza blooms from early Spring till Winter. We have four of them in the yard and they're all still blooming.


You can see the roses here. They're getting a little leggy, but usually they'll bloom almost year round. (they're knockout roses.)




I put the two pics below on Instagram this weekend. We had lots of fog one morning (and 84 degree weather) And also, a spider web appeared on the patio overnight. 


Someone must have been up all night making this. :)


I just realized I have a spider web and a pig named Wilbur in this post. Charlotte's Web was one of my favorite books. :)

 Well, that's it for now. Hope y'all have a great week!

~Lisa




7 comments:

  1. Everything is so pretty! We actually hit 29 here one night last week and some of my annuals are gone. Took the periwinkles out. I'm leaving the lantana in hopes that it will come back. :)

    I like the way you have the rocks placed in your beds.

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  2. You have so many plants and flowers that I've never heard of or seen before, that's so cool! Everything is so pretty and I love how big your backyard is! That spider web is huge!!!! Do you get big spiders down there?

    Nothing blooms here at all in the winter except evergreens! It's funny though, my roses just stopped budding and blooming, now that's strange! lol!

    XO,
    Jane

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  3. Everything looks so pretty and still very lush, Lisa. We have Yellow Esperanza and Lantana, too. Lantana grows like a weed here, and we try to keep it more like a ground cover -- cut low to the ground. My mums are doing very well, especially the ones I dead-headed a couple of weeks ago -- they are all full of new buds. Guess I'd better do the other two......Christmas decorating or dead-heading? Which sounds like more fun? LOL!

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  4. Your backyard is so pretty! Are those current? We don't have anything still blooming anymore. (Except the pansies on my front porch). All of our trees are either wearing Fall color or naked by now. Our knock-out roses are no longer blooming. I guess that's the Texas climate keeping yours pretty so long! It's freezing cold here this morning too. That's a great picture of your spider web! Those are so interesting to look at.

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  5. Your yard looks so beautiful.....and green! Everything is a shade of brown around here. Once the temps dipped down to freezing things browned up really quickly. The spider web is amazing....I am always fascinated with how quickly they can spin them.
    ~Des

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    1. Thank you! I'm trying to enjoy it while everything is still green. :) Any day now, the grass will turn brown and the trees will drop all their leaves. I'll be planning my Spring garden before you know it. :)

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