A Garden Walk

The mums from last year are blooming.

The clematis is blooming too.

This is the first sign of Fall in my gardens, the Oak Leaf Hydrangeas are turning from white to pink.

This one which is in full sun is even darker. They will turn brown soon.

The Salem Witch Day Lilies are about to bloom.

My succulents have blossomed.

The chameleon plants have bloomed too.

I am not sure if my hydrangeas are blooming early, late or right on time. I think they are later than usual because we have had so little rain.

The pansies are bolting.

There are dried pods everywhere.

When we go to the lower gardens, Teddy has to be in front of me. She stops every few feet to check out each area. She observes the whole area. She is my security team. Note to Casey Anthony....buy a bunch of Chow Chows fast!

She has to check out each room.

That one was clear, off to the next one.

My ferns are at their peek.

Teddy also has to stop at each pond to take a drink.

Hmmmm....someone doesn't seem to mind getting her paws wet.

Time to check some more.

Wet paw prints on the stepping stone.

Down to the bottom of the gardens.

This is Teddy's favorite pond. It holds the fish.

I used to have figs growing all over my lower garden. For years, I buried them each Fall. After many prolific years of producing wonderful figs, they died. I just noticed this one poking out of the ground. They are back. I haven't had figs in 4 years. This really surprised me.

My ducks.

Look out little fishies, someone has her eye on you!

Hey, who are you giving the raspberry to with that blue tongue? (click for a closer look)

This is Teddy doing her frog impersonation. Maybe if she sticks her tongue out she can get one of those fish.

Brave fish.

The back door light at the guest house.

A gargoyle hiding in the bushes.

The 7 ton Weeping Beech.

Time to return to home base.

Hopping up the stairs.

Through the garden gate.

The "checking on mama" look.

All is right with the world, time for a nap.

The devil on the garage door.

I have carrots growing in my cracks. God only knows what's in my crannies!


The Traveler said…
I love your gardens! I hope when I get my own place I'll be able to create something half as beautiful.
Bandhura said…
You have such a beautiful place Jaz! Let me know if you ever need an adoptive daughter! LOL I can't cook very well, but I'm a helluva pup sitter! Hee Hee!
As usual I had a wonderful garden stroll. The garden is lush and enchanting.

Teddy is on guard, and all will be well. I love the raspberry photo.

Thank you, for all you share.

xoxo to Teddy Summertime
Your garden look simply fantastic!

Mums rarely survives here during winter and if they would the won´t flower until october :-)Figs die here and that´s it :-) :-) :-)

Cute Teddy! That pond water is seasoned with fish taste, I hope my dogs never realizes that here :-) :-)

Have a great day!
LOVED it ALL !!!! beautiful

love seeing teddy...that face...so cute !!! i love the ponds with the fish...l'il teddy does that tongue thing too...

we LOVE our dogs !!! i really like seeing the "checking on mama"...they always know where you are !!!!!
SharleneT said…
I, too, love the garden tour. But, the less said about carrots growing in your cracks and wondering what's in your crannies, the better! You have such a beautiful yard – I get first dibs on being adopted. Like you, I am so ready for the fall and put this super hot weather behind me. Give Teddy a big hug for me.
Scrap Vamp said…
Magnificent gardens! Thank you for sharing them!
Pricilla said…
I don't want to know about your crannies.....

I LOVE that nightlight!
Guillaume said…
Oh I love the gargoyles, devils and other critters! Walking in a garden is very pleasant, especially when it looks haunted like this one!
Betsey said…
Your garden rooms are fabulous! Thanks for the tour! It is so nice to meet someone who enjoys the cooler weather and loves Halloween. I'm so over 90 with 80 - 90% humidity.
What a lovely walk. It's so nice to get out of the house and away from the Anthony trial. Casey can't get dogs! I thought you had to be responsible to have pets.
laurie said…
your garden is magical thats for sure,, look like there might be a castle in there somewhere.May I ask two questions,, did your mums stay in the ground all winter, (we have to lift ours and replant in spring) and do the fish stay in the pond over winter too?I know I'm a bother but I love your garden and i'm curious,,I'm lovin that blue tongue, thats amazing!
floweringmama said…
Oh thank you for sharing your walk. It was just beautiful! Your pond is amazing.
Oh no! Crack carrots are addictive, man.
petoskystone said…
i have german chamomile popping up in odd places, & one stray mugwort far & away from the planted patch. my lettuce has already bolted & the mugwort is crowning with buds...both early from last season.
Suzie said…
I want a light fixture just like that one! I love your gargoyles too!

Glad that Teddy is feeling better, and is back doing her guard duty. Love her blue tongue!!

Your garden always seems to be a bit ahead of mine, and right now, my hydrangea are in full bloom, so yours might be a little late. My mums don't even have buds yet, but around here, when they start blooming, it is a sign of Autumn! So I'm taking extra delight in seeing yours opening up! There is a light at the end of this hot and sticky tunnel!

And no. .we'll leave your crannies to imagination!!