Tag Archives: Fall Garden

Fall

A park in Clifton Heights

A park in Clifton Heights

Fountain in the park

Fountain in the park

Nice tree shape

Nice tree shape

Clifton Heights, one of the many neighborhoods in St. Louis

Clifton Heights, one of the many neighborhoods in St. Louis

Dolls in windows, spooky or charming?

Dolls in windows, spooky or charming?

Spooky house!

Spooky house!

Entrance (looking out) into a small community vegetable garden of raised beds...

Entrance (looking out) into a small community vegetable garden of raised beds…

...inside the garden; these magenta beans were very striking.

…inside the garden; these magenta beans were very striking.

Morning Glory

Morning Glory

The main reason for me wanting to stop and snap some shots in Clifton Heights are these beautiful large (birch?) trees…

Birch

Birch? …as seen

Bark

Bark

Bark

Bark

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Tree Trunk with watercolor paint

Tree Trunk with watercolor paint

Reminds me of paint by numbers

Reminds me of paint by numbers

Paint by Numbers

Paint by Numbers

Paint by Numbers

Paint by Numbers

Bark

Bark

Baby...Getting tires rotated: SO FUN!!! hahaha when you're 3 (and 32)

Baby…Getting tires rotated: SO FUN!!! hahaha when you’re 3

Walking stick and balloon

Walking stick and balloon

Golden leaves

Golden leaves

Sledding hills coming soon!

Sledding hills coming soon!

Edge of the woods

Edge of the woods

Woods

Woods

Dexie watching a documentary on bears.

Dexie watching a documentary on bears. haha

Garden "Living Room"

Garden “Living Room”

On the coffee table

On the coffee table

View from the couch

View from the couch

Leaves falling on the garden

Leaves falling on the garden

Golde leaves

Golde leaves

October ghost dog photo

October ghost dog photo

Looking up in garden living room; trees over Spy Garden

Looking up in garden living room; trees over Spy Garden

Looking north in the garden

Looking north in the garden

Knockout Roses

Knockout Roses

Spy Garden 10.23

Spy Garden 10.23

Late September in the Garden and a Decade of Marriage!

Changing Leaves

Changing Leaves

Golden Fall Light

Golden Fall Light

Can you spy Spy Garden? I like this view because it's sort of hidden because of the slope of the yard.

Can you spy Spy Garden? I like this view because it’s sort of hidden because of the slope of the yard.

Teepee

Teepee

Another view of the teepee

Another view of the teepee

Love this eucalyptus. I am going to dig it up and put it in a big pot to bring inside for the winter (as it won't necessarily survive a hard frost).

Love this eucalyptus. I am going to dig it up and put it in a big pot to bring inside for the winter (as it won’t necessarily survive a hard frost).

Sioux Tomatoes

Sioux Tomatoes

Purple Opal Basil (and other varieties of basil) among the row of tomatoes)

Purple Opal Basil (and other varieties of basil) among the row of tomatoes)

Herbs and Marigolds

Herbs and Marigolds

Facing north in the garden

Facing north in the garden

Minimalist Corn

Minimalist Corn

We always grow corn; mostly for the ornamental value (gotta have corn stalks for fall decor!) This year the corn set only sad little ears with irregular rows of kernels. I think this is because it was in a row that just does not get enough sun.

Sunflowers and corn stalk decor in progress.

Sunflowers and corn stalk decor in progress.

Upper Ground Sweet Potato on the Teepee

Upper Ground Sweet Potato on the Teepee

Big...

Big…

Mushroom

Mushroom

Pure White (colored by the fall light)

Pure White (colored by the fall light)

Late September Garden

Late September Garden

The knockout rose bush in the foreground has done so well this year. I pruned it aggressively in the spring and always pick off the buds left after the blooms are spent; this encourages new growth and lots of flowers. I’m thinking of expanding this little plot to be a larger rose garden. It would obscure this view of the garden a bit (this view is looking from the front porch of our house). But that might give it a more secret-garden feel! Eventually, will there be any grass left in our yard? ahhaah

Knockout Rose

Knockout Rose

Hibiscus

Hibiscus

Hibiscus in sunset-light

Hibiscus in sunset-light

Rouge Vif d'Etampes getting more deeply rouge (red) by the day!

Rouge Vif d’Etampes getting more deeply rouge (red) by the day!

A few hundred yards from our garden…a hike in the woods across the street…

Hiking

Hiking

Woods

Woods

There are tons of these bright orange mushrooms in the woods.

There are tons of these bright orange mushrooms in the woods.

The Spy

The Spy

Clearing

Clearing

Very...

Very…

Prairie

Prairie

If you walk through the prairie...

If you walk through the prairie…

Back in the garden…

What's this?!

What’s this?!

My wedding dress! Ten years ago, Smoochie and I got married! Technically, it was one decade and one month ago. We were so busy digging and prepping for the St. Louis Homes and Lifestyles Magazine photo shoot on August 20th, we actually forgot our anniversary and both remembered later that night. But, not to worry, we’ll do something fun to celebrate at some point. For now, a few pictures of my dress will have to suffice! We eloped in a garden in northern Vermont; so really this is quite fitting.

Wedding Dress on the Teepee

Wedding Dress on the Teepee

After we were married we took pictures; a few with a scarecrow where we pretended the scarecrow was the justice of the peace marrying us. Hahaha. Perhaps Spy Garden needs a scarecrow in honor of a decade of marriage?! A reenactment?!

Wedding Dress Floating in Mid-Air (hanging on the deer fence ;)

Wedding Dress Floating in Mid-Air (hanging on the deer fence ;)

Happy weekend friends! Do you have any plans for your fall (or to my southern hemisphere friends, spring!) gardens? Baby and I are headed to her school garden (Squirrely Garden) for an exciting event. The Spy and Smoochie are off to baseball practice. Later, we’ll be doing some fall clean up in our garden. A writer from St. Louis Homes and Lifestyles Magazine is coming to interview us (they want quotes from the kids too!) tomorrow! There is no better excuse to deep clean your house (and garden) then someone from a home and lifestyle magazine coming to call, right?! hhHAhahhaha

September in the Garden

Arbor

Arbor

Atlantic Giant Pumpkin

Atlantic Giant Pumpkin

Arbor

Arbor

Chinese Red Noodle Bean

Chinese Red Noodle Bean

Windowsill

Windowsill

Baby

Baby

Painting

Painting

Pumpkin Costume

Pumpkin Costume

Still...

Still…

Fits!

Fits!

Fire...

Fire…

pit

pit

Longer shadows

Longer shadows

Teepee

Teepee

Jarrahdale and Upper Ground Sweet Potato winter squash on teepee

Jarrahdale and Upper Ground Sweet Potato winter squash on teepee

Ear Lick ahhahh

Ear Lick ahhahh

Atlantic Giant Pumpkin with Marigold Shadow

Atlantic Giant Pumpkin with Marigold Shadow