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Autumn Day loveliness

It’s hard to find lots of new things to blog about when there is not much happening in the garden. Correction, when most of what’s happening in the garden is leaves blowing and gathering everywhere and all we seem to be doing is trying to keep things tidy. Not an easy task when the wind picks up just after we’ve swept. I’m not actually sure why we bother. I like this look …

Autumn Leaves

Are these Azaleas supposed to bloom now? I thought they bloomed in Spring, but here are the first ones in my Azalea bed blooming right now. Very happy this particular one is blooming because its the one I pulled out of one bed and added to what I now call my “Azalea Bed”. Pretty, no?

Azalea Bloom

And just in case you don’t remember, I have lots of Camellias in bloom right now. They brighten up the winter garden for me with their pretty white and pink flowers …


And I love this look – All different shades of green and bright red berries on the Nandinas – very “Autumny” …


Happy Gardening

By Christine

Dominated by large trees on a medium sized property, my garden is very shaded. With no “full sun” areas I have to plant shade and partial shade loving plants. I love shrubs and flowers including camellias and azaleas but Roses and Irises are my favourite and getting these to thrive is a challenge …

8 replies on “Autumn Day loveliness”

Beautiful fall foliage you have there and a beautiful capture! Fall is my favorite season and as we really start to heat up (high 90’sF), I’m really looking forward to your fall garden happenings.

Funny your azaleas are blooming. My pineapple sage is blooming and it usually blooms in the fall. Then I looked in the open space behind my house where there is no irrigation, and the rain lilies are blooming but we’ve had no rain. Well a trace amount but really not much. Things seem crazy!

The newer azaleas rebloom, or they’re supposed to (they never bloom for me, spring or fall!). I love fall colors – the leaves are so pretty I wouldn’t sweep them away.

I still have all my autumn leaves but they don’t quite look as nice as yours…decided to leave a lot as mulch in the back gardens to enrich the soil…

Oh Chris, I love the autumn look too. It gives me that warm feeling of hot chocolate, roaring fires, cozy blankets and fuzzy slippers. The leaves are not a bad thing. Nature prepares the the new mulch for the cold ground. it brings the earthworms and the good bacteria that creates healthy soil. these leaves are the cozy blanket for your plants. 😉

Hi Barbs – yes, we are busy sweeping the leaves off the walkways and gravel areas and laying them in the flower beds and covering with a layer of bark chips. Looks great and is good for my plants, especially the Azaleas love this 🙂

As I haven’t got a garden I don’t have to sweep, so that gives me enough time to walk around and watch other people swinging their brooms, and to take photos of all the trees around here in their autumn splendour. I am e-mailing you a few of the photos I took last November, they give you an idea of what it then looked like here in Munich. Maybe you feel like publishing a few of them ?!

Happy sweeping!

Hi Mami – Thanks for the lovely photos – going to publish them for all to see tomorrow morning. Munic is such a beautiful city 🙂

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