SWEET HOME AND GARDEN CHICAGO
Wow, you've still got quite a bit going on over there too. Not many blooms in my yard, but plenty to babble on about anyway. LOL.
Lovely photos - I've been seeing a lot of really beautiful ornamental grasses in other's gardens and making a mental note that I need to plant some in my own.
Here in the Uk my cimcifuga finished flowering about 6 weeks ago - it i definately one of my favourites though
You still have quite a bit going on. Waiting on a new gardener..that will be the best flower yet.
I love that chrysanthemum! Do you have to cut those back during the summer? I haven't grown them lately, as they either spread too much, or die back after a season or two. I tried some debonair mums this fall, so hopefully they will come back next year. I want to grow autumn joy sedum or something similar next year. I have really enjoyed seeing them in others' gardens.
I am completely surprised that the Chicago gardens still have so much in bloom. Excellent ...I do like the Korean Mums...a neighbor gave me a bit of hers and it is a lovely plant. I am terribly excited to know bugbane will bloom this late as I have just added a plant to the garden! Thanks for the tour....take care and have a lovely Sunday.Gail
I'm amazed at the contrast between your garden and mine. Yours still looks so green and fresh, whereas mines all red & brown with just a few things still in bloom. Even my Clematises' foliage is turning yellow and red, with buds only a dream for next year.
Thanks to all for stopping by. Many of you have commented that I still have a "lot going on. " I aim ( and my aim is getting better ) for 4 seasons of interest. Even though I have a small urban front and back yard is is crammed with perennials-evergreens, woody deciduous shrubs, long blooming herbaceous plants, and perennials with interesting foliage. I believe that how a garden looks in winter is an indication of how important structure is.
Goodnight, Gracie. But until then, you certainly have a lovely fall garden to enjoy.
Thanks, Pam. I'm coming over for a visit so get out the big Texas welcome mat.
Hi, Carolyn Gail. You've achieved your goal, if you were aiming for four seasons of interest. You have fall well covered! Thanks for joining in for bloom day... any news on that new grandbaby?Carol, May Dreams Gardens
I have to echo everyone else who was surprised to find a Chicago garden still so green. I love the limelight hydrangea and will have to add that to my garden.JanAlways Growing
Hey Carolyn Gail, I know the excitement your family is experiencing this weekend. NOthing like a new life to bring all the world into proper perspective! Congratulations now and I hope you update us.Now onto the garden. I agree with your philosophy of keeping the garden growing every season. Your autumn garden is very impressive. I must try to get some sedum that works down here... I like the way you have the rosy sedum paired with the chartruese textured plant (have no idea what it is) and the stones.Are you planning a trip to FL again this winter?Meems
Carolyn Gail, I'm surprised by all the blooms you still have, especially that clematis! Downstate, not a lot is blooming any more. My clematis, which looks similar to yours, quit blooming a couple weeks ago. But I think you're right, after this weekend not much will be left except for the sedum and the grasses.I could use a "Git'er Done" day, but I hope it warms up again first:)
Thanks Carol, Jan, Meems and Rose. I'll keep you posted on D-day.
My goodness, how green things still look there! I've got several blooms, but my gardens don't look nearly as green as yours! I especially was surprised to see your Heleniums blooming! Mine turned brown long ago. Your garden looks like mine did a month ago! It's beautiful!
Carolyn, do you have a little niche out of the cold and wind in your Windy City? You have so many beautiful plants still flowering over there! (Enjoy!!!) I think tomorrow (Wed) is supposed to be warmer! I was raking some today... hope to get more done tomrrow. :-)
Your garden doesn't look like it's going to sleep anytime soon! How lush and green. Is it November??
Thanks Kylie, Shady Gardener and Rosemarie for visiting and your positive comments.