Cottage Gardening forum: Show Us Your Cottage Garden & Chat (October 2011)

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Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Oct 1, 2011 11:28 AM CST
New thread for a new month! Welcome all. Smiling

Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Oct 1, 2011 11:34 AM CST
We came from The thread "Show us your Cottage Garden & Chat (September 2011)" in Cottage Gardening forum

Can't believe that October is here ....where did the summer go?
Are you putting out scarecrows and pumpkins yet?
Hmmmm..... thinking about that.
Getting ready to hit the Garden centers for the winter pansies to plant on the deck rail hayracks. Some winters they bloom all through.
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Name: Cherie or CeCe Coogan
Wisconsin USA (Zone 5b)
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CherieCoogan
Oct 1, 2011 1:07 PM CST
No scarecrow or pumpkins yet. I took pics first thing this morning.

Here is what is blooming in my yard on October 1st.


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Thumb of 2011-10-01/CherieCoogan/e77c37 /This Goldenrod just isn't opening its buds very fast. This is Solidago 'Fireworks'

Thumb of 2011-10-01/CherieCoogan/1c15cf A viburnum? Forgotten which. This is the very first shrubs I put in and didn't have the sense to keep the tags.
Thumb of 2011-10-01/CherieCoogan/614f38one of the spireas before I had sense and have since moved here.

Thumb of 2011-10-01/CherieCoogan/e7f3cd Asters out front.
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Oct 1, 2011 1:14 PM CST
Very pretty, Cherie. I think your shrub may be a Hydrangea.It is really beautiful!
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Oct 1, 2011 1:28 PM CST
Love your blue Asters, too. Hurray!
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Oct 1, 2011 1:42 PM CST
October already!! Where does the time go? Shrug!

Please tell me what is a hayrack? Big Grin

A few shots today... the sun is so bright this time of year ...



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The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Oct 1, 2011 1:51 PM CST
Oooh! Tee, great Autumn colors! Love your wreath.

Here is one of the trough / hayrack planters. It has hangars that hang over the deck railing.
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
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SongofJoy
Oct 1, 2011 2:03 PM CST
Thank you. Looks like I duplicated a picture. Sad

The hayrack is very pretty and a nice way to add color to the deck railing. Thumbs up

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Oct 1, 2011 2:12 PM CST
from last year
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Oct 1, 2011 3:13 PM CST
Oh, so pretty. Hurray!

Cherie's plantings look lush and pretty up there too. Thumbs up


From last week but still look about the same ...



Thumb of 2011-10-01/SongofJoy/9a13a0 Sedum 'Neon'


Thumb of 2011-10-01/SongofJoy/251ed7 Yellow 4 o'clocks


Thumb of 2011-10-01/SongofJoy/9b95a2 White Swamp Milkweed


Thumb of 2011-10-01/SongofJoy/070e7f Stokes Aster 'Peachie's Pick'
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Oct 1, 2011 3:17 PM CST
Pretty, Tee! Love those Sedum!
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Oct 1, 2011 5:02 PM CST
Have to go & check our 'Autumn Joy' tomorrow. We have been away for the weekend. I can't believe anything is blooming in WI this time of year. can't remember it from my childhood. Perhaps we grew the wrong plants. However the Boston Ivy on our brick house turned a brilliant red.
Name: Huggergirl AKA Tamar
N.E Indiana (Zone 5a)
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huggergirl
Oct 2, 2011 8:15 AM CST
Wonderful fall photos,the suns angle is soo much better,I think it enhances the colors .Im going to take lots of photos today.
Yes we had a great vacation 14 perfect days.We did Nothing but sit on the beach and eat....LOL...
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Sunset ,destin Florida
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Oct 2, 2011 9:08 AM CST
Hey, Twinkle Toes, lovely shots. I do luv the ocean! That beach looks fairly empty too. Nice. Big Grin

I just got back from a quick trip to Lowe's. Their Garden Center is looking so forlorn. I did get a couple of nice pots of mums marked down to half-price and few little left-over pots of sedums and ground cover for .25 each. So not a wasted trip, I guess.

It was 44º here last night. We have not yet had first frost yet though. They say it will 80º again in a few days. It's that time of year. Shrug!


Thumb of 2011-10-02/SongofJoy/2c3086 'Spacecoast Fancy Dancer' reblooming


Chinese Fringe Flower (Loropetalum) is blooming now


Thumb of 2011-10-02/SongofJoy/af629c A few Gaillardia and Tennessee Asters still blooming
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Oct 2, 2011 9:36 AM CST
Wow, what a glorious beach and happy feet!
Welcome back, Tamara! Sounds like heaven. Love the great photos. Smiling

Pretty shots, Tee, on this chilly morning. Beautiful Loropetalum.
All the Spacecoasts just knock me out.

Have to go check the oven.......made some Blue corn Ricotta Blueberry muffins..
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Oct 2, 2011 10:03 AM CST
Now that that's done, we can go outside, clean a bed and put down mulch on a new Daylily bed. Last week I planted it and still ache....
It's chilly out there...low 60's, but like Tee said, it'll be in the 80's again next week. Crazy transition weather.
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Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Oct 2, 2011 12:20 PM CST
Walked around out there and feel like I was saying goodbye.
Some things are still hanging on....
Was surprised at how hard it was to capture the crabapples.
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Name: Cherie or CeCe Coogan
Wisconsin USA (Zone 5b)
the faster I go the behinder I get.
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CherieCoogan
Oct 2, 2011 2:05 PM CST
Ah your beaty berry bush with the purple berries are wonderful. I have a ton of tiny little green ones on mine........... Wish they turn already, heck i wish they were a bit bigger also.
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Oct 2, 2011 2:08 PM CST
Thanks, Cherie. I think this variety is called Profusion.
Name: Veronica
zone 5b
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indygardengal
Oct 2, 2011 7:37 PM CST
Still blooming in my lamp planter
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Showing off my gourd harvest. I have tried for 3 years to get
some gourds and this year I had quite a variety.
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I will try to get a few more shots this week. We had a light
frost last night but didn't see anything killed in the flower beds.
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