Saturday, October 17, 2015

Every twig, every branch, every blade of grass Every surface that one can see Has been adorned as though from high above As though diamonds are now given for free.

Poem by Wisconsin poet Christine Kysely



Hard freeze last night.  Sad to see the flowers die  back for the season.  I won't complain.  Some people have 5" of snow and other people have waist  high mud flowing through their homes and burying their cars.

I went out before the freeze and gathered armloads of blooms and shoved them into vases.  A couple more days of summer indoors.





This is a shot of the last day of the 2015 garden,


Good old iris Immortality looked fantastic this fall.

I still have lots of garden pictures that weren't published.  I think I'll just continue to show them through the fall.  Nice to revisit the garden in the cold months.  

8 comments:

Patsi said...

Loving the colors. I should do the same. Oh, we have Virginia Creeper here also...but it's under control.

Rose said...

We had our first frost last night, too. It made me sad this morning to see some of the blooms turning to mush, but then I reminded myself that it was going to come one of these days no matter what. I just wish I had taken time to cut some blooms as you did. 'Immortality' iris is one of my favorites, too.

tina said...

I too have 'Immortality' and it bloomed its heart out this year! Such a beautiful and fragrant flower. Yes, sad to see them go but I think we gardeners need the winter for a break and so that when spring comes we can have something to really really appreciate.

Lowcarb team member said...

Yes do please continue to show some of your garden photo's ...

I love your new header the colours are beautiful. This is a lovely time of year - but we never know what the weather will bring!

All the best Jan

troutbirder said...

Exactly. I did the same thing with our fall asters. Too bad they don't last all winter. Oh well....:)

Indie said...

It got cold last night, but I'm surprised that not very much seems to have been affected in my yard. It's supposed to get even colder tonight, though, so we'll see... Things are definitely winding down.

Garden Fancy said...

We're in the same boat -- I have numerous pretty summer bouquets of zinnias, cosmos, etc., all over my house too after Friday night's frost. Enjoy the rest of a lovely autumn -- I look forward to seeing your photos when you have more time after the gardens are put to bed for the winter. -Beth

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Glad you saved the flowers to enjoy. We are past due for our first freeze, but the leaves are turning.