Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Backyard: 9/23/15

I'm home from our annual Girl's Weekend at the Rock Farm with my mom, sister, and aunt.  It was quiet and relaxing, my kind of vacation.  And now it's "Back to life, back to reality."

I have quite a few pictures from last week out back, so I'll keep the talking to a minimum.


I bought this begonia this year and hope to overwinter in the house.





In fact, it's about time to start hauling in all the tender perennials and houseplants.
They're always so happy to spend the summer outside.


A friend brought me a piece of a Plumeria from California and I hope I can keep him over in the house, too.
The big leaf is new growth and there's a couple more babies comin'.


The hardy Begonia is blooming all over the yard now.


This year is my least favorite combo in the big deck planter box since we built it.
Not enough variation in color, or somethin'.  I just never was happy with it.



The Passionflower vine has gone insane.
We cut a walking path under it when we got home from Klamath Falls because it was halfway to the ground.



The Clematis that shares the arbor is fighting for its life.



All the Japanese Anemones are blooming now.
I love them.





The Girl's pot is really pretty, and limey, right now.




This guy must have hitched a ride in the pot of the Phygelius I bought last year.






That whole pathway ended up being really limey this year.





Naughty puppy butt.







During our last really bad wind and rain storm, the Butterfly Bush took it in the shorts.


I made a management decision.
Bye bye, Butterfly Bush.


Some pulled back views.







The big white Dahlia is bloomin' now.





I can never remember the name of this.
Widow's Tears?





Angelonia.



The south side pathway.








A neighbor gave me a Luffah plant start that I put in over there, but I think I planted it too late for fruit.
The flowers are really pretty, though.
They're still a bit closed up in these photos.




I'm trying to decide if I want to put my new Elderberry in the ground, or keep it in a pot.


Ditto on the Eucalyptus.
I don't have a tag for it, so I have no clue how big it's supposed to get.
Anyone recognize the variety?



While we're playing the identification game, anyone know what this is?
The Girl harvested tons of seeds last year, then planted them this spring.
The verdict is still out on a few, including this.




All the Hydrangeas have turned, although 'Ayesha' is still putting out new flowers.




This is the big blue one.


And the Peegee.


More lime green.



'Black and Blue' Salvia.



The Toad Lily is finally blooming.



The Rudbeckias are still going, as well as the Astrantia and mystery Verbena.








This Aster is new this year and I love the color.



Succulent bird bath.



This is one of the only Penstemon that did anything for me this year.


A new-this-year Impatiens, that I'm too lazy to dig the tag out for.


African Daisy.



And last, a pulled back shot of the bed behind the firepit.


Off to wash some baseboards.....



10 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Everything!!
    Gahh!! Your white dahlias are so big! Beautiful!
    Laughed out loud when I saw your pups bum sticking out of the bushes 😊. Too cute!!
    Suzanne

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  2. Wow, I have been away from your blog for far too long. Your photos are so gorgeous. I believe you bought the Eucalyptus at Fry Road. And I'm pretty sure it's eucalyptus gunnii It's only supposed to get three or four feet tall. Your begonia looks fantastic. I am going to winter mine over too. Hopefully the cats won't eat it. :) I bought a few pots of Baby Tears this year after seeing it on your blog. It's such a neat plant and grows fast. I also bought a Peegee Hydrangea after seeing how gorgeous yours is. I'm going to plant it where we took out the pear tree. Those blossoms are so amazing. Sorry your butterfly bush took nasty hit. I am sure it will recover. I'm so jealous that you have a plumeria. I had one years ago and threw it away because it lost all its leaves. Little did I know it's deciduous and supposed to lose its leaves. Someday I'll get another one. I hope yours makes flowers next year. ... And just as Suzanne said, your puppy photo is too dang cute. Hope you're doing well my friend.

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  3. Your begonia is so pretty - I hope you are able to over-winter it. Enjoyed the garden tour - amazing how good it looks after our long HOT dry summer.

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  4. Around here 'mother nature' makes the executive decisions on Butterfly bush... and it''s never very positive in tone!!! Love the rustic unpainted wood planters! Larry

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    1. Always nice to have you come by, Larry!

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  5. Mindy, Your garden pictures are always just so gorgeous. I don't know anyone that loves gardening more than you do...and it shows. You do such a good job! xo Diana

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  6. Hey Buddy!!! I have missed you so much! I see you have gotten an adorable pup! And goodness gracious are your fall containers out of this world gorgeous!!!! Always a treat to visit your garden....I have been checking in here and there and hope that you and the kids are doing good! Love those white dahlias! Here is to a wonderful fall! Nicole xoxo

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  7. Your gardens, at any time of the year, are always flourishing. I have to pin this post on my gardening board so that I can come back and read all of the names of the unusual species in your garden that I want to add to mine . . . soon. What an oasis, paradise, refuge to escape to and enjoy, Mindy! I'd never leave!

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  8. So I am itching for Spring really bad, so I started coming up with new flower bed plans and wanted to get some ideas...so I headed right here to your blog! I love all the flowers in these pictures and definitely going to be planting some of these come spring. Do you have any big plans brewing in your head for your yard come Spring? Can't wait to see your Spring flower pictures. I will be so jealous because I am sure while your outside gardening, I will still be buried under the snow.

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  9. So I am itching for Spring really bad, so I started coming up with new flower bed plans and wanted to get some ideas...so I headed right here to your blog! I love all the flowers in these pictures and definitely going to be planting some of these come spring. Do you have any big plans brewing in your head for your yard come Spring? Can't wait to see your Spring flower pictures. I will be so jealous because I am sure while your outside gardening, I will still be buried under the snow.

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