I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse that was built in the middle 70's, not a huge Mega Mansion, with my Hubby Joe. I worked night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 37 years before it closed in November of 2018 and have been a nurse for almost 41 years, with most of that time being full time!!! I recently had my knee replacement surgery done after putting it off for 6 years... I am NOW officially retired!!!!!


George Eliot
George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......


Monday, October 24, 2016

Fall Flowers and a Final Look at the Garden

I want to show you how the mums that I bought for the front yard opened up and share one final look at our cottage garden for this season........

First, I want to Thank Laurie, over at My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies, for featuring my post,  Spooky Dining Room, Part 1, from last week's Snickerdoodle Create-Make- Bake Party!!
Thanks so much, Laurie!!

I also want to Thank The Tumbleweed Contessa, over at  Recipes and Ramblins with The Tumbleweed Contessa, for featuring the same post from last week's What'd You Do This Weekend Party!!
Thanks so much!!

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You may remember that we bought these yellow mums which were starting to open already and are now fully opened.......
Yes, my begonias are still hanging in there and doing well but we have low temps in the 30's predicted all week so I am sure that will be the end of them......

The tri colored mums that we bought had only buds on them.......
Here they are starting to open up........
Here they are now, almost all opened up.........
And these, in the urns, looked like this when we first bought them......
About 2 weeks ago, they looked like this.......
You can see the 3 colors coming out.......
And this is what they look like now........
Aren't they beautiful?????
Now I want to share what our back yard cottage garden looked like at the end of September......

The asters were in full bloom......
And the darker purple asters........
The flowers in the back did well until we decided to start to clean up the back yard for the Winter......

They still looked like this at the end of September!!
 I had transplanted the dusty millers from the front when I decorated the front for Fall......
 And this is an ornamental pepper plant that was also bought at Wegman's and is this doing well.......
All the perennials and annuals are now gone as it is almost the end of October.......
Joe has been picking up the leaves daily as they fall from the lilac tree.....
We will soon be covering the patio furniture and preparing the yard and patio for Winter.......

I hope you will come by and visit  again!!

And thanks to those who took the time out of their busy day to spend a little bit of time with me!!

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  1. Your garden is like a fairy tale...i love your fall flowers and colours. Thanks for sharing such beauty
    Hugs Alessandra

  2. I love mums, Debbie, and yours are looking gorgeous. I've about given up on buying live ones for Fall, as we have the warmer temps down here and they simply do not seem to last very long. Your gardens are so lovely. Looking forward to seeing everything gussied up for the holidays around your house! Wishing you all the best.

  3. your flowers are looking fabulous and I love the combo of the mums in one pot, so pretty. I have never seen an ornamental pepper plant that big, so cool!

  4. Beautiful, Debbie! I love your garden it is just lovely.
    Thank you for sharing this week at Brag About It link party on VMG206 (Mondays at Midnight). I plan to feature you next week!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  5. Lovely as always. I love your mums and flags! Well I love it all actually! Very Festive and Fallish.
    Thanks for linking at The Fabulous Fall Party. Fall ends on Sunday there is still time to link.
    I'll be hosting a special Halloween post on Monday and then Tues. begins The Fabulous Thanksgiving/Fall Party!
    Come on back over and join all the fun!

  6. Your plants are still so pretty, Debbie. Love the flag too. :)

  7. So much gorgeous fall color! Simply beautiful.

  8. Your mums are gorgeous! I just love the pepper plants, so fun!

  9. Wowza your chrysanthemums are just incredible. They must be a joy to look out at everyday.

  10. Debbie, your fall flowers are gorgeous--I especially love the asters! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm!

  11. Hi Debbie, Everything is beautiful! Those asters are amazing! Thanks for sharing your lovely photos with us! Blessings, Janet

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by!! I could not find any other way to get in touch with you..

  12. Oh wow, your Fall garden is so pretty and colourful Debbie. I need to get my garden looking pretty, it is looking very neglected!! Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

  13. It's always a treat to see your garden area, Debbie. Thanks for partying with us at Snickerdoodle each week.

  14. SO pretty!! LOVE all the colors! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  15. Beautiful Debbie!
    Thank so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!


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