A Few Fall Gardening Photos

Gardening - Red Begonias Our 2017 gardening season is coming to a close. In another 2 1/2 weeks, I’ll start my Fall pruning, digging out my annuals and getting things ready for winter. I have to say, I’m really impressed with how all of my gardens turned out this past growing season.

Every year I work on putting in flowers that bloom during the spring, then flowers that bloom during the summer and for the past 2 years I’ve been working on my flowers & plants that bloom in the fall. My fall garden is finally coming along nicely.

Gardening - Orange Fall Mums

In the front of our home we have 7 orange fall mums. When we put them in 2 years ago they looked horrible…like they were going to croak and not make it. However, I babied them for the past 2 years with good fertilizer and with Miracle-Gro and this year…those scraggly fall mums turned into huge MUM bushes!

Back in June we planted a lot of Begonias (annuals) to add color around most of our green garden plants. We had a few Begonias leftover, so hubby planted a few around those mum bushes. They look beautiful too, but those mums did over-crowd them a little bit. Next year, we won’t be planting any annuals around the mums, now that we know they’ll turn into bushes when in full bloom.

Fall Gardening - Red Fire Crackers

One of my husband’s favorites are these pointy & spiky flowers that he calls “fire crackers” and you can see a few of those above. We have them in red, orange and mustard yellow colors. They come back every year and get bigger & better. Matter of fact, this year we noticed that they had babies! So, I’m pretty happy that they’re reproducing and hopefully next year we’ll have even more.

As you can imagine, things are pretty colorful around here and I’m trying to enjoy it as long as I can. Once late Fall and Winter set’s in…well, everything will turn brown  out there and I’m not looking forward to that!

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  1. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    You are doing a wonderful job with your gardening. The orange mums are huge. I love all the colors you have achieved with the different plants.

  2. You’re doing a great job with your garden. I do enjoy mums in the fall with all their colors.

  3. Cathy Jarolin says:

    Your Flower Garden is so Lovely and colorful. You took such good care of them the past 2 weeks they really brightened up for you! If I ever do a Flower garden in a Planter or such I will make sure I use the best soil, Fertilizer and Miracle-gro. Shelly you really do have a Green Thumb~ The Red Firecrackers are awesome!! :O)~~~

  4. I don’t think I have ever seen a plant quite like the firecrackers. They add such beautiful and vibrant colors to your garden. We have had a good year for dahlias and our winters are usually mild enough that they survive fine with a bed of leaves and mulch over the bulbs.

  5. Peggy Nunn says:

    These are so pretty. I don’t have many flowers that have color. They are mostly just greens. I need to add some color to the flower bed next year. Thank you for great images that are so beautiful.

  6. Barbara Montag says:

    Oh my gosh these flowers are gorgeous!
    Thank you for sharing.

  7. It’s not easy to have flowers throughout the seasons. All your hard work and planning has certainly paid off! Your mums are gorgeous. I imagine you have lots of butterflies and hummingbirds passing through, with all those blossoms for them. So pretty!