I'm Cooking So All you Get Today is the Garden

I am cooking for the weekend and will post what I am making so you just get some garden shots today. Sorry, but it is all I had to give you! BTW...thank you for all the wonderful compliments on the haunted house. Don't be too impressed though because it seriously started out as me making my daughter a Victorian dollhouse and I did such an atrocious job that at one point I looked at it and thought, this is so bad it looks like a haunted house. And thus, the haunted house idea was born!

I have a vegetable growing out of my mums. It looks like it could be Brussel Sprouts which is weird because they have never been planted in this raised planter. I am leaving it. It makes me smile.

The Fall Flowering Clematis is opening.

And my Basil is going a bit crazy.

The mums are all beginning to open.

The weather was a bit cooler so I built a fire in the fire pit.

I can't decide in which direction I should head? I think I will head towards the pumpkins!

The Oakleaf Hydrangeas blossoms are brown now.

The very tops of my maples are turning red.

And Teddy endlessly looks for the bad kitty. It had the nerve to run through the yard a few days ago. That is one feral cat with a real death wish.

Yes my pup! I know what you do to bad kitties and it is not nice.

For having such a horrible hot dry summer, the gardens are looking healthy and lush thanks to the recent rain.

Even my regular hydrangeas are starting to dry.

There is a crow in my planter!

These are basically self planted planters. I planted some mums and herbs but violets, toadflax and several other things have found their way and settled in.

Back to cooking!


beautiful...love seeing your gardens..love that vegetable growing out of the planter....too cute...and i love the direction sign.... makes me Happy too....

all your things look so green and Happy...

look at teddy..waiting for the bad kitty...she is on full patrol duty...

kary and l'il teddy
Your garden is beautiful, but get in the kitchen. I need motivation!
Pricilla said…
I would think you are thrilled about the cooler weather!
Anonymous said…
I'm also so glad your weather has cooled down, I know how it was bothering you,, you have a lovely garden its so interesting,, full of exciting things, just so enchanted, like a magical garden for sure..Would Teddy really hurt/ kill a cat.Our old collie dog would, thats why I asked.
Barb said…
Your garden looks great. I like the crow in the planter. So glad it's cooled off.
Anonymous said…
Your garden is fantastic!
I can just imagine how it will look when all those mums are flowering!

I do hope that cat knows what´s best for it :-) :-)

Have a great day!
Heather said…
You have such a beautiful garden! I love this new fall weather and getting to work outside without it being terribly hot. Your clematis is gorgeous! mine are so tempermental...
Guillaume said…
I love to see autumn growing through the leaves changing colours.
Marigold said…
A haunted house is better than a plain Victorian doll house any day. Such talent!
Tamara said…
Hi! I honestly don't know how I could have not known about your wonderful blog! I've been sitting here for the longest time reading it. lol I'm a new follower now...i still think that sounds so stalky. lol :)
Anonymous said…
Such beautiful pictures. It's just like a walk around your garden. Your mums are looking wonderful. It's so funny to see the veg in between the mums, I can understand why you leave it there.
The haunted house is great, eventhough it supposed to be something else. I love it !!
Teddy is still on the lookout I see. I hope she's loving the cooler weather. The fire pit is wonderful. What a great idea.
Have a magical day.