Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I love Fall gardening...

Before I show you what I've been up to...I want to remind you about my bag give away...you still have time to sign up...I finished up the last of my custom bags from the craft show I was in a couple weeks ago... 

It's this little Kindle cover...the gal wanted a flap...and a red wool flower...I tried using a pattern...but I couldn't make heads or tails of what they were trying to tell me...so I just sort of copied the idea...I made it so the flower comes down off the flap...next time though...i will put the flower together first...it was really hard to add decorative touches to it without any stitches showing through the flap...I managed...but I wanted French Knots in the center...and that proved to be impossible...this was really fun though!

 Now for my gardening pictures...I love gardening in the Fall...the weather is wonderful...even when it gets hot...it doesn't stay hot for long...and I have so much shade in my yard that it's really wonderful in the back these days...Look! The mums have buds on them...I have these in pots...I have a few pots of different colored mums that have been resting in the shade...I think in a week or so I will move them out to the front porch...
 Dusty Miller is blooming again too...I love this plant...what a great color to add to your yard...and so easy to grow...doesn't need much water...but it's happy if it gets alot too...
 Here's another drought tolerant plant...Autumn Sage...these can get really big though if you're not careful! The hummingbirds and carpenter bees love this plant!
 Zinnias doing well too...I like this kind of zinnias...the flower shape is more like a daisy...
 Pansies are doing well...I bought a couple pony  packs a couple weeks ago...they are wonderful flowers to have Fall through early Summer in my yard...
 All the roses are in bloom...this is a little miniature rose...I got it at Trader Joes...I love the many colors in it...and all the buds on this plant are different...
 Blue Salvia...I had to trim this one like crazy...they get huge if you don't pay attention...carpenter bees were all over this one this morning...but they moved way too fast for me to catch them in a picture today!
 Here's a hibiscus...it's a double ruffled hibiscus or something like that...the flowers are so pretty...actually there are 2 or 3 flowers on each bud...we've had this one for over 20 years...it froze a couple times during past winters but it came right back in the summer...
 I love coleus...they do so well in the morning sun and afternoon shade here...the's some coral bells there too...I have a couple different shade of coral bells...
 Can you believe we still have tomatoes...we do!! Last month I cut them back and they came right back...there are quite a few green ones...I've read you shouldn't do this to tomatoes...but I never follow the rules...it works for me!!
 Lots of tangerines on our tree...I took this pictures into the sun...sorry how bad it looks...but you get the idea...
And we have a second crop of apples...not near what we have during the summer...thank goodness...but enough to make a few pies and crisps without using the ones in the freezer...
I hope you enjoyed my Fall gardening...and that Fall is as wonderful for you as it is for me!
Have a great day...and don't forget to go sign up for my giveaway...I will try to link it...but I don't guarantee it will work...I've never tried linking to myself before...
Enjoy the day!!!
Note: I couldn't figure out how to link to myself...sorry...and also...my pictures went all off to the side and I centered them...they keep going back...it looks like Blogger has made changes...I need to figure this out!!

21 comments:

Holly said...

Everything looks great but those apples look delicious! Love the bag (Hope i win!) and the Kindle cover is so cute. Great job!

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely bag and flowers..........

Beverly said...

Oh my! Your fall garden is as pretty as your summer one. You have quite the green thumb.
Love your Kindle cover and giveaway bag are wonderful. The Kindle cover I made last year for my Kindle turns the other way with a flap. I'm going to try to make a couple for the upcomming craft shows. The one last week was really an antique show so didn't expect to sell much. But it was fun seeing people I know and being with my friends.
I would love to win your bag and am off to sign up.

Christine said...

You have a wonderful array of color and plants and looks like there will be plenty of good things to eat!
I think it was ingenious of you to design the kindle cover flower like that!
Best wishes
Christine

Farmchick said...

Nice to see color your way. All of my things are brown! Mums and pumpkins are adding a bit of color though.

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

Your garden looks fabulous! I really love the soft color of the hibiscus and the rose! Your Kindle cover turned out great...love the fabric you used!
Angela

Kris said...

MORE apples! Wow!!! Love all of your creations!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Sweet little Kindle cover - I'm sure the customer will be delighted with it and then some....You fall blooms are amazing - wow - dusty millers really bloom? Guess our growing season isn't long enough here - I use them as accent plants - but they are just annuals and get frozen before they bloom. And to imagine roses and tomatoes this time of year. Wow....I'm amazed! Wishing you a wonderful tomorrow! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Linda Makiej said...

so beautiful!!!

Siobhan said...

Lovely plant photos! I am so impressed that you know the names of so many things! I should remember things better but don't.

Your bags are wonderful, especially the kindle case! How neat!

Raggedy Creations said...

Linda your flowers are beautiful.I think you did a wonderful job on the kindle cover. What kind of apples are those? They have an unusual shape for a apple.

Felicia

Traci said...

All of your flowers are so pretty. Those pansies would look awesome in my yard. Especially now that it's football season! I don't know if you know but those are LSU's colors!

Betty said...

Hi
We are so blessed to live in California. Everything grows like a weed. I love your darling bag. Your are so multi talented.
xo
Betty at My Cozy Corner

Judy S. said...

Great garden photos, Linda. Things are really winding down here...not a whole lot of sun but last night the moon was beautiful. Love that Kindle cover!

Cindy said...

Love the Kindle cover and your garden photos are gorgeous! I don't have a Kindle, but it's on my list! Then I'll need one of these covers! Thanks for visiting my blog today - nice to hear you enjoy hiking in the woods, too! It's so peaceful, isn't it?
Hugs, Cindy

Icy BC said...

Your garden looks so pretty! I love all your flowers, and you're very creative with the kindle bag.

blessedmom's simple home said...

Your garden photos are beautiful. If this weather keeps up, you may gardening well into November!
Blessings,
Marcia

MaryMaryQuiteContrary said...

Hello Linda! I've had a great time browsing your blog. All your pictures are amazing! Everything in your Etsy shop is so nice. You do wonderful work. Thanks for stopping my my blog!

Nancy in MT said...

I would love to win your beautiful bag.
Nancy

Jilly said...

Linda your flowers are beautiful. I think you did a wonderful job on the kindle cover. What kind of apples are those, I never seen it in any nursery also. Unusual shape of a apple.
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Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Your garden is so beautiful. Don't you just love this time of year. I am looking forward to cooler temps.