Friday, October 28, 2022

The Late Fall Garden

I am falling behind real time in my posts, so although I have another 150+ photos of brilliant fall colour, I will switch to the garden today, before it is ancient history.  We do still have flowers in our garden, but Mrs. F.G. and our gardener have it almost all cleaned up for winter.  Here is a look at our garden about a week ago.

There are still lots of plants in the garden, even if only a few flowers left.

Small Zinnias.


And a few of the very faded larger Zinnias are left.

Once a lot of the greenery is gone, this Celtic spirit emerges into view, a souvenir from a Celtic festival.

The planters have all been completely cleared and chicken wire has been put down to keep the squirrels from digging.

If you raise your eyes and look beyond that planter you see the line of maple and ash behind our neighbours homes.

These yellow roses just keep on blooming and a red Zinnia about 5 feet tall stays stubbornly deep red!
Next job - raking the leaves and putting up the driveway stakes.


  1. Very pretty! Enjoy the fall weather while it lasts.

  2. The autumn garden still has a lot of life! Pretty!

  3. Mrs. FG sure has a green thumb! What beautiful flowers! She could save lots of energy, though, by leaving the fallen leaves to decompose by spring, or at the most, mow over them to pulverize them so they can add their nutrients to your grass.

  4. Yes, the last flowers of summer are going fast -- which will be the last flower?

  5. It won't be long before all our beautiful color will be replaced by Siberia gray.

  6. You still have quite a bit of colour around your place. That 5' red zinnia is quite something.

  7. I really enjoyed your garden! I'm just about ready for winter. Just a few more things to do. I kinda have a day behind blog, depending upon the day!

  8. wow you have so many flowers still, lucky you. Looks like a gorgeous autumn.

  9. Mrs. F.G. is so good at planning gardens to hold onto that colour into the fall season. Very pretty pics.

  10. Your garden still has a lovely mix of colour.
    I enjoyed seeing your photographs.

    All the best Jan

  11. Your yellow roses are still beautiful! We mowed our wild gardens about a week ago. The one over the septic system we mow in the spring:)