Sunday, October 15, 2017

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - October, 2017

After a summer of little or no rain here in my part of southeastern Michigan, we have had rain for a good part of this week.  The grass never looked this good all year.  Unfortunately, when it dries out, it will have to be mowed again.
Join me for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day today.  I took these pictures this week before the rains washed every bloom away.
 Michaelmas daisies
 A single Bonica bloom.  
The coral knock-out roses are still hanging in there, along with the bugs looking for food.
 Fall leaf color on 'Palace Purple' Heuchera
Fall leaves on doublefile viburnum
 A dwarf quickfire hydrangea that is still blooming
 Another hydrangea, species unknown
And blooms on the limelight hydrangea that I leave in place over the winter
 And last but not least, the blooms on the wild grasses
 zebra grass
To see what is blooming in other gardens, head on over to May Dreams Gardens.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Friday the 13th of October, 1972

I am celebrating my 45th anniversary of the day I moved into my present home.  A lot has changed over the years and I could share more pics if I actually had them on my computer.  Here it is in 1975:
My ex picked the color.  I hated it. 
By 1981, the plants had started to fill in:
Fast forward 25 years to 2006 and at least the red siding is gone along with the original junipers under the windows.
Then 2011:
with the plants taking over the front:
And what it looks like today:
It holds lots of stories and memories.