Thursday, November 3, 2016

Three Dogs in a Fall Garden


Random impressions of fall captured over the last few weeks.

Heuchera 'Honey Rose' and Dwarf Goat's Beard

Sedum 'Autumn Charm'

The vacant lot behind the house where the dogs and I play.

Playing ball is never quiet.

Buddy who just turned eighteen.

Joe Pye Weed

Gillenia (a wonderful native) and Piper on a ball hunt.

The fall loses.

Dogwood

Phlox 'Niki'


Scrap smiling for the camera.

Japanese Maple

Piper at full gallop.

Hydrangea 'Quick Fire'

Fall crocus.

Ninebark shrub.

Another one of my birdbath planters.

Euphorbia 'First Blush'

Hey, where's my ball?

What a showoff!


Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

23 comments:

  1. Your photography of the fall colors and your collies is beautiful Jennifer. Autumn is such a wonderful time of year and you have captured it all so well.

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  2. This post screams fun! It looks like your dogs enjoy frolicking in the leaves as much as mine. How nice that you have an empty lot behind you that you can use for playing. I LOVE the hydrangea photo. It is glowing! Have you had an unseasonably warm fall like we have?

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    1. Yes, we are having a wonderful fall. The empty lot is a wonderful place for the boys to run around (although a busy road runs by making me cautious. I am always careful to through the ball away from traffic). We are also lucky enough to be five minutes away by car from a leash-free park. That is there favourite place to go!

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  3. Your pups are the cutest things ever! Lovely photos - isn't the weather fabulous this year??

    xo

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    1. We have had a really nice fall. I love the mild weather! I just wish the summers weren't so hot. Warm falls are a bonus, but global warming definitely has its drawbacks.

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  4. How great to see your dogs in the garden! Wow, Buddy appears to be doing quite well.
    Love all these fall images and what an impressive bird bath garden!

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    1. Buddy looks amazingly young despite his age. There is just a smallest bit of grey on his muzzle. The telltale sign of his age are the greyish cast to eyes. He's mostly blind. Most days Buddy sleeps and sleeps. He still rallies to play ball however, so as long as there is not an overwhelming number of negatives in his day, all is good.

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  5. Such wonderful photographs, Jennifer, and oh my goodness, your dogs are just beautiful.
    Wishing you a great weekend!

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  6. The photo's are stunning, simply beautiful. Love the dogs, they are all so pretty and look like they are having a lot of fun.

    Mary

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    1. Mary, I swear they have smiles on their faces when we are out playing ball.

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  7. I love the pictures of your dogs, I had a collie as a child!

    I was wondering if you Joe Pye is the cultivar 'Ivory Towers'? I have some seed and I like the way yours looks.

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    1. That particular Joe Pye Weed is my absolute favourite. It blooms really late in the season and looks like a fluffy cloud. I have it tucked in behind an Agastache and next to a Miscanthus. It rests on both and might flop is it was not able to lean on the other two plants. Sad to say, I have no idea what the cultivar is. Sorry about that.
      I do have another one with similar white flowers. It has interesting variegation on the foliage. It's Eupatorium altissimum 'Prairie Jewel'. It's not a big a clump though and the effect isn't quite as nice as the other. Perhaps that is because it is in a drier spot. These plants do like conditions to be on the moist side.
      This year I added Eupatorium rugosum 'chocolate'. It is still really young, but I think I am going to come to like it too.
      I have an abundance of potential seed. If you want to send me your address, I will send you some seed of the mystery Joe you admired. My email is jenc_art@hotmail.com.

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  8. Lovely photos of the gardens and you managed to capture the joy of your Shelties in the autumn air. Thank you.

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  9. Bonjour Jennifer. J'ai aperçu votre jardin sur Pinterest. Il est magnifique.
    Vous avez des doigts de fées, le choix des plantes et des coloris superbe. J'adore me promener dans votre beau jardin.
    Merci de nous en faire profiter. Merci aussi pour les balades dans les jardin
    du Canada .

    Belle journée
    Jacqueline (Le130etle82.eklablog.com )

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  10. terrific photos. really intrigued by the color change on the dwarf goatsbeard - mine has never done that, and we generally have the same weather here. loveliest summer and fall since i was a kid, i think. --suz in ohio

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    1. Perhaps it is my soil, the sharply cold evenings we have had or maybe even the amount of sun that accounts for the color. The sun was shining on the dwarf Goat's Beard when I took the picture which adds to the glow, but the fine ferny foliage was, and still is, quite pretty. I love its golden color with splashes of yellow and pink. The large Goat's Beard is also quite wonderful right now. Again the leaves have touches of pink mixed with yellow and green.

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  11. Lovely post, the photos of the trees are glorious, and the dogs are having such fun. I enjoyed it all.

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  12. Jennifer, what a wonderful post! I loved seeing the dogs romping in the yard; how I miss my own two. Buddy is looking so good for a dog of advanced years; you've taken very good care of him. The color contrast of the blue watering can and the foliage is striking, every photo is a gem.

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  13. Beautiful! Your garden AND your dogs!

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