Oh, gosh, I waited so long with a new post that meanwhile autumn has arrived. Sorry about that. However, a flood of pics is waiting for you, so better go and get yourself a cup of tea or coffee before you start reading.
Ihr hört besser auf sie, denn es könnte eine Weile dauern bis ihr da durch seid. Ich gönne mir inzwischen mal ein kurzes Nickerchen. Wenn Frau Gwundergarten durch den Garten latscht, vertreibt die mir sowieso alle Mäuse.
You better listen to her, because it can last a while till you get throught that post. I'm going to have a nap meanwhile. Mrs Gwundergarten will drive all mice away anyway while she strolls with you through the garden.
Hibiscus syriacus is in flower since weeks.
The Japanese Anemones are everywhere in my garden. They seem to like the rather loamy soil.
No, I didn't put the pink Anemones into the washing machine... it's just the white variety of Japanese Anemones, the Honorine Jobert.
Finally the color firework has exploded: the asters has started to flower. Every year I plan to plant more of them, and every year I forget until they start blooming. Sadly they don't tend to self seed much, eventhough I cut them back in late winter. I really do want more of them.
Leo (Rose Leonardo da Vinci) and Hydrangea Limelight. They look nice together, but ...
... nothing compared with this combination: Hydrangea Limelight and Asters. However, I would love to say that this is my own creation, but it isn't. Mother nature was the gardener. This aster is the only one, that self seeded from her mother plant above (from the Firework Border).
Seeing this color, I understand why this Hydrangea is called Vanille-Fraise. I bought it for little money from a DIY market two years ago.
I absolutely love the vintage colors in my garden in this time of the year.
Hydrangea Endless Summer "The Bride" in late summer.
And again in September with Hostas in front of it.
This photo was made in mid-September. Meanwhile the whole Rowanberry tree has been picked empty by the birds.
Never mind, there is more food for them: rose hips from rosa multiflora.
The White Fairy ... its great how lovely she flowers till late autumn. I can only recommend this rose.
One of my favorite shrubs: The European Spindle.
Pfff ... that woman should not concentrate so much on shrubs and flowers, while I'm getting overgrown by ivy. Girl, get yourself a grip and take your scissors to get me free!
Ähm, yes of course... soon, promised. Oh, isn't that lovely? A Fuchsia ballerina.
Heuchera. I love how it sparkles in the morning light because of the little drops of dew.
Und was ist sonst noch typisch für den Herbst? Die Herbstmärkte. Vor zirka drei Wochen habe ich ein Inserat des Neschwiler Herbstmärts gelesen und mich spontan zum Mitmachen entschieden. Puh, da galt es nochmal kräftig zu Werkeln:
And what else is typical for autumn? The autumn markets. Three weeks ago I read an advertisement about the Neschwiler market and spontaneously decided to take part. Phew, I had to work hard to get ready:
I poured some candle lights in tea cups, sewed some big and small bags, crocheted some stinky mice (cat toys),
planted some pots ...
... till I was finally ready.
Then I had to unpack my things again at my stall. My hubby was just smiling and couldn't understand that I really loved what I was doing there.
Half an hour to go till the opening, we were all ready for our customers and full of excitement. It was a great day, with lots of inspiring encounters, lovely conversations and much laughter.
... unerwarteten Gästen, die sogar die eine oder andere Runde über den Märt im Flug zurücklegten.
And what exotic visitors we had: Two parrots (ara) had several flights over the market ground... unfortunately I missed them, till they turned up at my stall. What a beauty!
Herbst, ich mag dich einfach.
Fall, you are one of my favorite seasons, indeed.
Habt alle einen sonnig-wonnigen Sonntag.
Wish you all a sunny and cozy Sunday.
Wish you all a sunny and cozy Sunday.
Alex und ähm ... tschuldigung, Katerchen döst noch ... Noah
Alex and... sorry, Noah is still asleep... we won't wake him up