Friday, October 16, 2015

October Flowers and Fall Foliage

Fall floral arrangement macro: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2015
Happy floral Friday! Looks like we're going to have our first frost of the season tonight so I spent some time in our Maryland garden potting up tender herbs, cutting flowers and gathering tomatoes. The best looking thing in our yard right now is an artificial flower arrangement. But I do have some actual living things photographed below for you.
Autumn flower arrangement: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2015
Here's an overview shot of our autumn flower arrangement. It's hanging beside the door we use the most often. Even though it's outside it has a protective overhang so should survive the season.
Daisy like chrysanthemum: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2015
This unusual chrysanthemum is usually the last of our plants to bloom for the year. So that means the end of this year's "this week in my Maryland garden" posts. But, God willing, I hope to be back next spring with more garden photos to share. 
Super tiny orange marigolds: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2015
The miniature marigolds that took so long to start blooming are now looking their best. I hope they survive the frost.
Fall foliage in my Maryland garden: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2015
Our nandina is starting to turn a beautiful red color, at least in the sunniest parts. The rest of the bush should start turning soon. We used to have two of these but one was victim of the backhoe.

This isn't the prettiest time for a flower garden but there are still blooms, the birds are singing, the foliage is lovely. Autumn is an enjoyable season for us.

Thank you for visiting! May God bless you this fall and always!

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