Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Backyard Before It Loses Its Leaves

 
 
Happy Fall, y'all!
 
I thought I would take a picture of the backyard before it loses all it's leaves. We still have some flowers coming up. I love the orange roses below. I've had them for a few years now.
 
As you can see, the sprinklers were going while I was taking pictures.
 
 I took some panoramic photos too.
 The morning glories showing off in the morning.
 My potting bench is heavily used. I just potted a Christmas cactus that I moved on the porch.

 Even the vegetable garden is still doing great except for the tomatoes. Honeysuckles are still blooming too.
 There is the Christmas cactus on the table now. See the papaya next to it on the deck floor? I hope I can keep it alive over the winter.

 
I replaced the outdoor pillows from blue to black with orange and green. Looking more fall-ish now.
 The gazebo covered with orange trumpet vines. There are only a few flowers right now but it fills out in the spring. I love this vine cause it does not go away in the winter.
 The arbor covered with confederate jasmines. Again, no flowers right now but it is full of small white fragrant flowers in the spring. I like this one too cause it also thrives during winter time.
 My friend and I are still cleaning the secret garden but it is looking better and better everyday.


 Looking down from the deck into the secret garden.
 The calmundin plant is still giving me my citrus fruits.
 
I had a luncheon with friends a few days ago. This was my centerpiece and I just left it there. Maybe I will post the tablescape next week. I have to post a harvest one for this week.
 
I love the dragonfly particularly the blue eyes! I also like these stone candle holders. I bought them from another vendor in the store, very cheap, just can't remember exactly how much but maybe around $3.


 This crown of thorns always has yellow flowers blooming. My friend Nit, who moved to Alaska, gave it to me before they moved. I love it!
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27 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Everything still looks great in the yard Christine! Love the pretty color of the morning glories-enjoy:@)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful shots Christine! Your grounds are absolutely beautiful!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You still have a lot of pretty flowers going on! The orange roses are so pretty. Beautiful here today(kinda chilly this morning) - only got up to 73 I think.
Happy Fall to you also.
Have a great week.

Deborah said...

beautiful photos ...
and a fabulous yard and patio!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Beautiful shots Christine! I just put my garden to bed today so I could add fall colors.

Beth said...

Your yard looks fantastic, Christine! I love the crown of thorns, the gazebo, the arbor, and the blue morning glories. Have a great week!

Laurie Ritchey said...

Christine, it's amazing how lush your garden is. I remember when you put the pool in and started planting. you worked so hard, but it was worth it. It has filled in beautifully, and even looks so nice this time of the year. laurie

Blondie's Journal said...

Your garden is doing wonderful, Christine! I like the Christmas cactus. Are there any plants that you have to bring indoors in the winter? Your arbors are looking fabulous, too. Great job!

XO,
Janie

Mary Ellen said...

Christine- your gardens still look lovely! Love the Jasmine arch- bet it is lovely in the spring- do they have as lovely a scent as regular jasmine?

Guess what? Hubby and I are going to Florida in November. He has a Hospice Conference in Orlando and I am tagging along! Do you live anywhere near there? Would love to meet up with you and do lunch or something!!!

bee blessed
mary

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Your garden look stunning, so much green and carefully cared for space to enjoy the outdoors.

The French Hutch said...

Summer is still thriving in your beautiful gardens. I especially love the secret garden! Thanks for reminding me it's time to give some TLC to the Christmas cactus. I'm going to take mine out to the veranda this morning.
Happy week Christine.

~Emily
The French Hutch

SmilingSally said...

Oh my, you even change out your outdoor pillows . . . You are the QUEEN OF DECORATING! Thanks for sharing your beautiful blues.

Happy Blue Monday, Christine.

Cafe au lait said...

You have a beautiful garden.

My blues are here and here.

chubskulit said...

I love your garden, my favorite of what I have seen is the morning glories.

Hopping by from Manadarin Orange Monday.

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Riet said...

What a beautiful garden Christine and I love your panoramis pictures.

kitty said...

What a beautiful yar, Christine! I love morning glories, but mine didn't grow this year :(

GinaBVictorian said...

Hi Christine! Everything looks so beautiful! I love your gazebo and arbors and all the lovely little quaint sitting areas. How nice! Have a great week! Gina

Kim, USA said...

Your secret garden is beautiful. I remember the time when you bought those bricks and all ^_^

lorik said...

What a beautiful backyard and garden you have! You could easily get lost in all that wonderland. Thank you for contributing to Mandarin Orange Monday:)

Creations By Cindy said...

Your secret garden is beautiful! Thank you so much for telling me what my plant was!!! Not tell me what to do with it! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Barbara said...

I love all the different areas in your garden. Looks like lots of work too. And the swimming pool - my dream.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful garden Christine. I especially love the arbor.

Jocelyn @
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Kalantikan said...

You have a wide area to garden, and that blue morning glory is so lovely! My guess is right, your a Filipina, i thought about that because of the term 'calmundin', but it is not called that anywhere in the world but here in your post, haha! I wonder if it is on purpose as it is clearly 'kalamonding' here or calamansi in Manila. Calamansi is the more international term it is famous for though. I searched your other site about the group and looked at your reunion photos. Great for all of you still together after all those years!

Sreisaat said...

Wow, you have an amazing backyard! It's something my husband and I want to have when we finally settle down somewhere in the coming future.

In the Company of Me

W. Latane Barton said...

I love your backyard! All of it looks like it came out of a magazine... but, the thing that really made my heart go pitty pat were the blue morning glories. Beautiful.

mississippi artist said...

Your garden looks lovely. I have not given mine much attention this summer. I started a new medicine and could not get out in the heat and now that it has cooled of some, the mosquitoes are awful here.You must have really worked a lot in yours this summer.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Lots of great pictures here!

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