Sunday, November 1, 2015

The End is Near - October Overview 2015

The Gardens at Waters East is forever taking photos - - so many photos!  Every month there are way more pictures than could possibly be posted.  Therefore now and then, the gardens will post a selection of the previous month’s more interesting pictures showing color, form, detail, and the like - - those pictures that grab attention to the plants and sights of the month.

Gravestone from a death in the 1860s
one of many interesting "artifacts" in the gardens.

Hope you enjoy your visit as much as those who came in person to visit during October.  Many photos were taken on the last day of the month – Halloween.  The first photo is so appropriate for the celebration!

As the month progressed, more and more plants were finishing their season of blooms. Early in October – lots still enjoying the sun, by the end of the month most had gone to rest until next Spring and the rains and clouds were here.  The following photos were all taken yesterday October 31, 2015, the final day of the month - and - Halloween.

Enjoy this Autumn month and the gifts that the Gardens at Waters East still have to give as the growing season comes to an end.  Some beautiful colors still abound.

Reference Note:  For a complete list of the ten (10) Principles of Design plus the special “Golden Principle of Design” used throughout Gardens at Waters East, check out the archive postings for November 14 – 24, 2010 and May 2, 2011.

NOTE:   All photos use in this posting were taken on the property of Gardens at Waters East
unless otherwise marked.
NOTE:   Since this Blog is meant to be an accurate journal of the gardens;
no photos are “staged”, “arranged”, or ”photo-shopped” in anyway.
What is posted – is what it here.  It is what it is.


  1. Autumn is lovely but as you mention....Winter is coming! It's a whole different kind of beautiful. Enjoy your plants. This is my favorite time of year in Wisconsin.....that stretch between October and Thanksgiving.

  2. Hi, Jack! Lively autumn colors: yellow and red leaved bushes, green pines, grey clouds. November is here. Did you plant bulbs for next spring? Nice photos!

  3. Sehr neckisch der Jünglingstorso im Blätterkleid;-)
    I like your natural garden decorations more though! Lovely photos of a beautiful garden!

  4. I can't believe how many flowers are still blooming here. Usually we have our first hard frost by mid-October, but many of my annuals are still going strong. Enjoy this beautiful season!

  5. Always spectacular! And that tombstone...there has to be some history there.