F Simple and Serene Living: enjoying my garden 09 10
Saturday, September 22, 2012

enjoying my garden

Today is the first official day of fall, and although my garden has started to fade, I am finally able to enjoy sitting out there in this cooler weather. 

The impatiens are actually loving this cooler wetter weather and I think this is the prettiest they have been all summer.

The hosta leaves are starting to brown, and our naughty raccoon family has been busy digging and knocking over things.

I saw a pair of hummingbirds on this hanging plant yesterday. They are migrating now, so I am sure I will see more. I love hummingbirds. They were a favorite of my dad.

The begonias outside my mom's window are still doing good. She has enjoyed looking out at them this summer.

The mandevillas are still getting new blooms, although they didn't put out as many shoots in the hot dry summer that we had.

So, my favorite thing today, is enjoying my garden. I know it won't be long before it is gone and fall cleanup will begin, but I'll think about that tomorrow.

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A Favorite Thing Saturday



  1. Still not cool here. Early in the mornings it is for a bit. My garden has pretty much had it.

  2. It's the perfect time of year to sit outdoors and enjoy the fruits of your labor. My impatiens bit the dust some time back (just too much heat). Yours are lovely.

  3. Laura, Enjoy your garden as long as you can...and your sweet mother. I have been thinking of my mom today. She loved fall. I have some gardening to do yet...as in clean up. Smiles, Susie

  4. It still looks like summer in your magical little garden!

  5. All nature is getting ready for fall :) Love this sweet post....so much inspiration!

    Fall is my favorite season (until winter gets here) :)


  6. I know what you mean - my garden is fast fading. The zinnias are still hanging in there and so are the roses and hydrangeas, but it's getting cooler and the leaves are falling and that means winter lies ahead. Everything on the porch is still blooming, so I'm trying to get out there as often as possible! Thanks so much for joining in this week, Laura.


  7. Your garden still looks lovely! I like the cart outside your mom's window -- so much more room than just a window box!!

  8. I love the serenity of your garden. It must be so pleasant to sit and admire it, now that things are cooler. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

  9. Really pretty, and it's nice to have some cool air! The only thing the frost has damaged here so far is the pumpkin! :)

  10. I love fall and the cooler temps it brings. It's always a treat to be outside this time of year. You still have some very pretty flowers! Mine are beginning to look a little weary and ready to be done for the year. Hope you've had a great weekend!

  11. You still have a lot of pretty flowers in your yard this time of year. It's a good idea to savor it right now since it will be shortlived. Our vegetable garden is still producing okra and peppers, but everything else is done. We'll be cleaning it all out very soon!

  12. Okay, Scarlett, you can think about it tomorrow ~ this week just enjoy your lovely garden. Great reminder fall may be a date on the calendar, but some of us still have a few more blissful days.

  13. I am enjoying the cooler weather, but we are supposed to have frost tonight!

  14. I wish I could have hostas...but it's just too hot and I don't have a good shady area.
    The leaves are beginning to fall, but probably due to the heat. haha
    Enjoy your garden, Laura.
    xo, T.

  15. I don't have much left that's blooming in my garden. It's that time of year for sure. Yours is still lovely! Hugs, Linda

  16. I had white impatiens too - and coleus, hosta, and some herbs. I am painting my house this year, so not much time for gardening. Yours is beautiful!

  17. Your garden is really fabulous :) compliments! I've just opened a new blog, take a look if you want :) xxx

  18. Your garden is lovely, Laura! And you're right... there's so much to enjoy in the garden year round. Even in winter, I like to see the patterns that the trees and and garden beds make in the snow.


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