Canada Garden: 10/05

Monday, October 31, 2005

Planning, Planning

All this talk about cannas today made me think about this shot from 2004. For some reason, I didn't put one of these containers together this year. But it's on next year's list!

Canna Close-Ups

The second shot includes a new bud. It blends in so well, it's hard to see it.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Still Blooming. . .

This week is supposed to be pretty nice--the forecast says we'll be up to 70 by Friday. The white reblooming iris are still sending up buds. The little pink bloom is Sweet October sedum. I had forgotten about it, because it didn't really do very well this summer. But it's still there and now it's blooming! It reminds me of a yard that we saw on the garden tour with mama and pj. They had it scattered throughout their garden.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Deep Trouble

Okay, so I didn't have an original photo for today's blogging. I came across this on one of the garden web forums the other day and it made me smile. Hope it does the same for you too.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Apple Pies

I'm having trouble finding something to photograph in the garden. I know there are thousands of pictures to be taken out there--even this time of year--but I just couldn't find them tonight. I did feel like baking, tho. The pie will go to work tomorrow. The second shot is of my first attempt at a crostini. It doesn't look much like the Cooking Light version, but Mark says it's really good.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Monday Arrangement

The two concrete leaves in the front are ones that mama made. She and PJ made a bunch of them this summer. I don't have any pictures of PJ's. Maybe she'll send me some pictures for the blog? The arrangement has dahlias, roses, butterfly bush, and mums. You can barely see the little pot that it's in, but that came from the Dish Barn in Nicholasville. It makes me think of Lori and Rachel, who were with me for that shopping trip. Looking at the picture now, I think the pot should have been sitting on one of the leaves, don't you think? I'll try that next time.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Pumpkins in the Park

There were over 2,000 pumpkins in the park tonight. The money raised goes to making improvements to the carrillon. And tomorrow they're selling them all for $5, which also goes to charity. The park looked great and the place was packed with people. The kids loved it, of course. And we did too!

This is a shot of the same fountain that I posted earlier this week. I loved the way they placed pumpkins in and among all the plants.

I Bet Her Name is Rose

She's got a hat, and flower behind her ear--well, where behind-the-ear would be, if pumpkins had ears. So cute!

With and Without Flash

My Favorite Shot

Dry ice in the fountains made for spooky fog. This last shot is my favorite from the night.


Friday, October 21, 2005

Weather Report

We got over an inch of rain yesterday! And it's still raining this morning! I have complained about lack of rain so much on this blog, I thought I'd make a special announcement.

From the Park

More shots from Washington Park. The first shot is part of a series of beds that make a large circular area. The whole thing is planted with just four plants--pink wave petunias, sweet potato vine, blue salvia and japanese blood grass. They've repeated those four plants throughout the beds and they've been beautiful all summer. The second shot is of a great fountain. I love the amsonia in the foreground.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Back Yard Views

I hope you can see the little robin sitting on the fountain. It is so dry here, we have to fill the fountain a couple of times a day. Sometimes there are four or five robins taking a bath all at once, making a big fuss. The second shot is the birch, with its fall color.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Another Dalia Vase

I was wrong about the dahlias. They are definitely worth the trouble. This bloom is six inches across and just beautiful. The vase was kind of wild. It's a little unbalanced in this shot. Mark was yelling out the back door, telling me that it was five minutes til 8 and I'd better start getting ready to go to work. Since I have to be there at 8:30, he was right; but it's hard to go in when you're having fun in the garden.

Leaves (and a Few Dahlias)

I wish I could take credit for making the darkest leaves shown. They're the real thing. The red leaves are cast from earlier, larger leaves from the dark plant. I can't remember what that is. Mama started it from seed. It's a wonderful foliage plant and I've enjoyed it all year.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Roses in the Park

I went to Washington Park yesterday--it was a beautiful Sunday. This is Earth's Song, a grandiflora. The plant was tall, probably five feet, with many, many lonnnngggg-stemmed roses on it. The foliage looked healthy, even for this time of year. This might be a good one to have in the yard. . .

Saturday, October 15, 2005


This is Immortality, a reblooming iris. Kathy got me started on these. I just realized that these have been blooming for the past two months! The first blooms were posted August 15. I think they've bloomed longer this fall than they did last spring. So next year, the order from Schreiner's will include the reblooming collection. What's on your garden list for next year?

Kelly's Day in the Garden

Friday, October 14, 2005

Backdoor Guests

Lori and PJ's signs have been pictured on this site before. Now I have one too!

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Kentucky Coffee Tree

I found this when we went to the farmer's market with Todd and Lori last year.


This is a beautiful tree, although these two shots demonstrate why I prefer the close-up shots this time of year.