Hello Autumn

Goodbye Summer, hello Autumn.

welcome to the garden at craftygardener.ca

I hope you enjoy the tour of the garden at the end of September 2020.

a Fall rake wreath at craftygardener.ca

The colourful rake wreath was an easy make, and it is perfect for putting by the front door on Autumn days. The links will take you to directions on how to make the crafty items in the photo.

black walnut trees in Autumn at craftygardener.ca

This is the view from the front windows and each morning it looks a bit more colourful. The black walnut trees show their summer colours of green and their autumn colours of yellow. The trees are laden with those round golf ball size nuts that the squirrels just love to grab and dig into the garden.

black walnut trees at craftygardener.ca

The squirrel’s favourite place is to take them to the composter and then munch on them, and leave the mess for us to clean up!

black walnut trees at craftygardener.ca

The hosta leaves are beginning to change colour. Many people cut off the leaves in the Autumn but I prefer to leave them on for interest in the garden and perhaps they give a bit of protection to the plant as they die away. I find it easy to go around in the spring and grab and pull the leaves off. In the Autumn I would have to cut them off and remove them. I prefer the job that is the easiest to do.

the hosta in the Autumn at craftygardener.ca

The ligularia is in bloom. This shade loving plant does well in the north facing garden.

ligularia at craftygardener.ca

Other blooms in the garden are wild asters, sedum, and the heliopsis. The heliopsis was under attack from aphids but a treatment of Neem oil eliminated them, and now the plant is putting on a spectacular show of blooms.

the wanna be peacock at craftygardener.ca

The wanna-be peacock hosta is still blooming. That’s an old poker head in the centre.

the gardens at craftygardener.ca in Fall

There is lots of colour in the gardens, from the fading leaves on the solomon seal and hosta, to the sedum, the sumac and the burning bush.

the sunflower seed head at craftygardener.ca

The sunflower heads are full of seed, and I pick them for the flat feeder. The birds have been enjoying this one.

the yucca garden at craftygardener.ca

A lot of young yucca were transplanted into a new little garden area last Fall. This spring they looked a bit sad, but they have grown really well during this year. I was told that when the leaves get those frilly bits on them that the yucca will bloom next year. Hopefully I’ll have blooms to show you next year.

Here are some of my favourite garden areas at the end of September.

the back tree garden  at craftygardener.ca
the back tree garden
the edge garden at craftygardener.ca
the bridge garden
the fence garden at craftygardener.ca
the fence garden

A lot of garden decorations have already been put away, many stay out during the fall and winter months. It’s time to evaluate what worked and what didn’t during this unusual year.

garden line

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14 Responses

  1. Myrtle

    Linda, I enjoy your fall display of gardens, trees, and decorations. I always look for to seeing what you have added.

    • Crafty Gardener

      Hi Myrt, hard to believe that October is here, time goes so fast. It is a lovely Thursday here, rain has stopped, and was able to spend some time in the garden.

  2. Margie

    The colourful rake really pops against the gray wall! Watching the leaves change colours is one of my favourite parts of fall!

    • Crafty Gardener

      Thanks Margie. The trees are a lovely colour right now, quite a few leaves came down in the wind and rain we had in the past couple of days.

  3. Vondean Erickson

    I will really miss the trees changing the colors of their leaves. My husband and I always took a drive along the Mississippi river to Wisconsin and back in the fall of the year. We always saw such beautiful colors.
    Your gardens are so interesting and I enjoy seeing what you do.
    My rose bushes are so beautiful and just keep blooming. It is too hot to be out working in the garden today. Forecast to be 103.
    Take care

  4. Linda

    Your garden is still looking lovely Linda, I always think it’s sad to watch all the flowers fade and die, I leave most of the clearing and cutting back up till Spring too. The view from your windows is stunning. xx

    • Crafty Gardener

      I don’t like seeing gardening season come to an end. The trees are gorgeous colours right now and it is lovely to take a drive to see them all. It won’t be long before they are all down.

  5. Yvonne

    What lovely gardens you have, and the rake wreath is a great idea I would have never thought of. Autumn looks so nice in your yard.

    • Crafty Gardener

      Thanks for stopping by Yvonne. I love the rake wreath for this time of year, so quick and easy to make and it always looks like I have been busy raking leaves :)

  6. betty - NZ

    What a fabulous tour of your garden! Thanks so much. I know the birds are enjoying all the seeds from the giant sunflowers.

    It’s great to see you at ‘My Corner of the World’ this week!! Thanks for linking up.

  7. Sarah

    It’s lovely to see the autumn hues in your garden. I love the colour of your walnut trees and the background colours of the surrounding trees. Sarah x

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