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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Our Yard on September 28


Now that it's October 1st, I want to share with you a few more pictures taken in our yard on September 28. We've had a warm and WET (lots of rain) September --and because of that, we still don't have much Fall color here on the Cumberland Plateau. However, the weather has changed the past couple of days and we have had nights in the 40's. Yeah!!! That should help us get some colored leaves soon!!!!!

Anyhow, here are some photos taken this past Monday. The first picture was taken outside of the garage--looking across our front yard, toward the street. You can see that our Dogwood is still a pretty color --and has not lost many of its leaves yet. More pictures are below.





Another picture of our colorful dogwood; You can see the Impatiens still blooming in the bed below the Dogwood.





A view looking at the Roses --along one side of our driveway




A view of the 'new' flowerbed in front, near the road; That is Periwinkle growing along the bottom/side. We have two Rose bushes planted in this bed so far (more to come). The far one in this photo is named Veterans Honor and is one of my fav's. It has one rose blooming already --with more to come. See that red rose on the side closest to the wall????? It is the first flower to bloom in this new bed. Other beauties are planted (Irises, Lilies and Daylilies) --and should bloom next Spring/Summer.





Here's a close-up picture of our gorgeous Confederate Jasmine bush. It blooms from spring through fall... So pretty---and this is the bush that the Brown Thrashers used for nesting in the late spring.





I've shown pictures before of our Autumn Joy Sedum --as they change colors (from a whitish color, to a light pink, to a dark pink -now, and eventually to a dark rust color). If you don't have these in your yard, you need to get some. They take VERY little care--and are just so pretty--especially now. Don't you think?





Here's one more picture of the Autumn Joy Sedum. I included this one since the sun was peaking through. Aren't they just gorgeous??? AND--the bees love them too!





Finally, here's a picture of our home taken from the road. There's a tiny bit of yellow color in the back yard which you can see, but so far, we really haven't had much color change. I'll keep updating you as we do get more color here. In the meantime, enjoy Fall where you are!!!!

Hugs,

36 comments:

Jayne said...

Your yard is beautiful, as always, Betsy! I love my sedum too. :c)

Beth said...

Such a gorgeous yard, Betsy. We don't have a lot of color in the Asheville area yet, except in some of the higher elevations. But the maples on our property are finally starting to turn red at the tips, so I'm expecting more color soon.

By the way, I looked for sedum at Lowes, but no luck. I did get some pretty little asters, though.
:-)

George said...

This sure is a beautiful house and yard. I like it.

Regina said...

Such a lovely yard. Beautiful post!

The Incredible Woody said...

Just beautiful!! I just can't get over how pretty your sedum is. Maybe I have mine planted somewhere that it does not like!

Diane said...

Your yard and home are just beautiful, Betsy.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I apologize to anyone who couldn't get to this blog earlier. I POST every morning (via timer) at 4 a.m. ---but for some reason Blogger didn't post it this morning until about 11 a.m. (central time).... DUH!!!!!

Glad you finally found my blog!!!!
Hugs to all,
Betsy

Kay said...

Beautiful yard. Very well kept and nicely landscaped. Looks like you live in a very pretty place. I've never been to Tennessee, but it is one of the states that is on my Bucket List.

Kay

Cheryl said...

What an absolutely gorgeous home and yard you have. You and George certainly have green thumbs. I wished I could grow roses as well as you do. They are just beautiful. Its in the 50s here today, brrr....and color is coming to the front now.

Janie said...

Your yard still looks beautiful. No wonder the birds enjoy hanging out there so much.

Dorothy said...

Betsy, it's all so beautiful! I simply MUST get some Autumn Joy! I getting anxious for the leaves to change! I planted 66 Pansies yesterday. I Love to see their happy faces in the fall, winter and spring!

Sunny said...

Your flowers look so lovely, how nice to have roses in October. My flowers have all gone by.The Dusty Miller seems to want to take over the front garden! The leaves are turning more and more and a lot have fallen. Guess it will be a raking weekend!
Sunny :)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Thanks Betsy,I always enjoy these walks through your yard.We don't have much color yet either.
Blessings,Ruth

Small City Scenes said...

Very pretty yard, Betsy. I surely can see why you have so much shade. but aren't the trees wonderful too. I have aurumn Joy also and it is a 'Joy'. Your new area will fill in soon and be a big splash of color. Mass packed with Impatiens. MB

Snap said...

Beautiful yard and home. Autumn is in the air ... I can smell it! (The elm pollen is horrible!)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

It sure look like it's still summer to me. ;-)
I'm soooo glad George likes your house and yard!

Mary said...

I love the view looking up the driveway at the house...very pretty!

Splendid Little Stars said...

I saw your comment about your mother on An English Girl Rambles. I am especially sensitive because my mother died this year in June at age 93. Her birthday is in August and my extended family has decided to try to get together every year at that time. We have a few other birthdays in July and August to celebrate!
So my heart goes out to you. I hope you find this is a joyous time of year to remember your dear mother.

Busy Bee Suz said...

40's at night???? WOW. I would love to have a chance to turn off the a/c for a bit.
Your yard is gorgeous and still looks so summery. :)
Hugs, Suz

LV said...

With these beautiful surroundings and lovely home, I am not sure I would travel and leave it. Very lovely part of Tenn. whee you live.

Susie said...

Your home looks so inviting Betsy. Your yard and flowers look great.

I too have Autumn Joy growing and it is very rusty colored now. So pretty and easy.

Bird Girl said...

Oh Betsy! Your house is pretty as a picture! I love it and you two keep it so perfect! Does the Jasmine smell? I really like that! Sorry I'm getting caught up here - been busy with another deadline and no time!!!

Shelley said...

Your yard is beautiful! Love those big trees and all those beautiful flowers! Your home is very welcoming! I'll be right over....

Hugs,
Shelley

The Incredible Woody said...

I have the book to collect my National Park stamps too. That is what got my interest started!! I loveit!

My ankle is coming along nicely. Very little pain. Now in a cast for a month and can't put any pressure on it so mobility is the biggest problem. But my scooter helps:) Thanks for asking!

Hope all is good with you!! Love ya!!

Rose said...

I cannot wait to see that new flower bed come spring...I bet it will be bursting with color.

Karin said...

You know, when I looked at the Jasmine, I actually closed my eyes and drew a deep breath - just to recall the beautiful, powerful fragrance! It's somewhere in my memory bank! You've got a gorgeous yard! Huge thanks to your faithful gardener and landscape artist. Love the header pic too! Just a lovely place to 'set a spell'!

cherie said...

ms. betsy, i am here to say THANK YOU for the support you have extended to me when i needed it. i hope to repay the kindness one day. ~~~let's all pray for indonesia, samoa, and the philippines, again, for the disaster that doesn't seem to end. Thank you so much, and God bless!

Tes said...

Your home is lovely and your yard is awesome! I love your garden -you've got nice tall trees surrounding your house and beautiful flowers to decorate it -wow! Yes, would love to hear updates about the color change! :)

Kirigalpoththa said...

very neat and beautiful..

Diane AZ said...

How exciting to see the first Rose bloom in your new flowerbed near the road. I love your garden updates! I'm putting Autumn Joy Sedum on my shopping list right now.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Betsy: Your yard is ablaze with color, It is really a specia time.

Pat - Arkansas said...

Gorgeous! We have a Veteran's Honor rose in our church garden, and it has been in almost continuous flower all summer. It's a beautiful red. You've chosen a nice one for your new front bed. Can't wait to see what else you include in that wonderful new place.

Cookie said...

That is a big yard and lots of flowers! No wonder you get so many birds! it must be a lot of work to keep up. Beautiful :)

Leedra said...

Really enjoyed the tour around your yard. Can't wait to see George's new flowerbed next spring and summer.

Daisy said...

Betsy, I love all those roses you have in your yard and lining your driveway. So beautiful!

SquirrelQueen said...

Your yard is so beautiful, everything is so lush and green. But like here very little fall color yet, maybe the cooler temperatures will bring us both a some.

Your Autumn Joy is such a gorgeous color already, mine is pale in comparison but my bees and skippers still love it.

Judy