This blog is about my garden and the outdoors. I am new to photography but I am trying to show some of the pretty things that grow here in Michigan. I love the wild things who visit me and I dont mind if they eat a bit here and there. I like it more if they let me take their picture. As time goes on I think I will try to show you around the beautiful area that I live in as well as my garden. I try to use my own pictures as much as possible but will also use pictures from the web. If I inadvertently use your photo or work without permission please email me and I will remove it or give credit if you prefer. I will give credit when I know who the owner is. I would ask that anyone using my pictures do the same.
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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Heading for Fall.................

My garden is a mess. Its still humid out there. The mornings are not too bad so maybe I can get some work done in the mornings. There is just so much to do. Yesterday I bought some Asters. They are in pots and so I don't have to get them in the ground right away. In fact tomorrow I may go to a garden center and look for more. They will fill the space until Spring. At least there will be some colour.
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I like the purple ones but have white and a burgundy. They seem to take years to get established.
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I like to get Winter pansies also because they come back in the Spring. I have some in a barrel and they came back and lasted all year. SO I think thats what I will do with the ones I just bought.
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Now is also time to get the plants in pots in the ground. That's not a bad job as it can be done a little at a time. I have other pansies that have done well all year. I will put those in the ground soon I think
Meanwhile, I must remember next Spring to plant more Nasturtium, this year was a flop for sure.I had just a couple of blooms, and one at a time. They are beautiful so, maybe next year. I also want to put in some Sweet Peas.
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I sat watching my birds this morning. The Robins are doing a fine job on my Mountain Ash. The young ones still have spots.
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By Fall I am sure all the berries will be gone. The Nuthatch is hanging around.
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I love the small birds and I just know they are flocking together because of what is coming.
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My garden ornaments are being put to good use. This bowl is resting on a wrought iron base, so is secure and the Robin was appreciating that.
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Now you cant see this very well but the Blue Jay was enjoying another of my creations and was then sitting in the tree preening his self.
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The pictures didn't show him very well but he was sure having a good old clean up.
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I just had to include this picture even though it's not a good shot. My camera is not good enough for action shots.
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Well maybe next time I can show some actual work being done, yeh, that would be nice.
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Merlesworld said...

You do better than me when i take action shots the birds fly away before I take the picture.
I missed the nasturtiums this year the chook ate them.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Lovely photos today as usual! The bowl you made looks beautiful in the garden--the robin is sure enjoying. Glad Tristen's first day seems to have gone well!

Magic Love Crow said...

I LOVE your photos so much Janice! I know I always say that, but I truly do! I think Nuthatches are my second favourite bird! i love the noise they make ;o) Enjoy your gardening! You have a great space ;o) Hugs ;o)

Susan Clayton said...

Love your garden photos. I didn't know the spotted Robins are the young! Learn something new everyday. Your post makes me nostalgic for Michigan and the country.