Sunday, October 3, 2021

1st weekend in October

Took the first weekend in October to start preparing the gardens for the winter, cutting back, pulling out weeds, moving perennials that have outgrown their places, watering one final time. Always so much to do, and it is only the beginning!!!  

Captured a few of the remaining blooms, remembering the masses of blooms only two months ago!  

Do enjoy the end of the season with me.


Main Garden Gate

Native Sunflower - Maximillium

and Lake Michigan

Autumn Clematis

Lily of the Valley - berries

Potentilla bush

Ivy on driftwood arch

view of South Ravine

Russian Sage

Veronica - Sunny Border Blue

Aster with Bee

Off White Aster

Candy Corn - Spirea bush

Ninebark Diablo & Lake


Russian Sage

Siberian Iris - seed pods

Lake view from Asian Patio

Sunset Saturday October 2, 2021


  1. Once again, I have learned something new. I did not know that Lily of the Valley produced berries.

  2. The first time I say such berries was a number of years ago, and I too was surprised that the plant produced the berries!

  3. Lovely. Beautiful images, and a fabulous time of year. Gosh, it's been so warm for early October!

  4. In many ways I would like it to last until June 2022, but winter is OK too!