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CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

October 15, 2008
11:35 PM

Post #5676052

We are coming from, http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/885751/

No frost here yet, so some pictures.
This is my front yard flowers. Lots of blooms here & there.
Bernie

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CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

October 15, 2008
11:38 PM

Post #5676075

My Dahlias still look great, although a little short on deadheading.

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CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

October 15, 2008
11:40 PM

Post #5676081

These are some of them cheap mums from Menards. Planted them last fall.

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CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

October 15, 2008
11:58 PM

Post #5676158

Couldn't stand it, I had to go pick a bouquet of Dahlias.

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CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

October 15, 2008
11:59 PM

Post #5676164

Other side.
Last glads are behind the Dahlias. Picked Sunday.

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CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

October 16, 2008
12:01 AM

Post #5676171

Impatiens by antique shop.

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CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

October 16, 2008
12:02 AM

Post #5676177

In front of wood shop. Snaps.

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CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

October 16, 2008
12:03 AM

Post #5676182

Front & side of the house.

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CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

October 16, 2008
12:05 AM

Post #5676184

For tomato lovers...
I started picking in here the middle of June.

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CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

October 16, 2008
12:07 AM

Post #5676188

Up close.

Looks like it will freeze tonight.

Bernie

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allnitro
Waterloo, IA
(Zone 4b)

October 16, 2008
12:27 AM

Post #5676274

I love autumn. Thanks for sharing Bernie.

Jeff

tcs1366

tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 16, 2008
12:50 AM

Post #5676369

very pretty Bernie.

I was gonna run out with my camera this morning... but it started raining and never really stopped.

I still have A LOT of things blooming.

I just got home yesterday after being gone about 15 days... and i came home to a beautiful display of reds, yellows, oranges, purples... OH so many colors.

Hopefully tomorrow we will get a bit of sunshine so i can get some pics.

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 16, 2008
12:29 PM

Post #5677902

I don't have quite that much still blooming but a few. The maple in the back has almost completely lost its leaves but the two in the front haven't even begun to change. Its the same every year. I have a few pics taken over the past week or so...This was yesterday morning. I could believe it

Clematis x jackmanii

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cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 16, 2008
12:31 PM

Post #5677912

A re-blooming iris plant mid July. Had no idea of the color was so I'm glad it bloomed

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cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 16, 2008
12:32 PM

Post #5677915

Rudbeckia 'Summer Magic'

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cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 16, 2008
12:36 PM

Post #5677925

My Goldenrod Solidago 'Fireworks'

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cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 16, 2008
12:38 PM

Post #5677931

Autumn colors east of our house

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enya_34
Madison, WI

October 16, 2008
3:18 PM

Post #5678520

cece,
I love that Solidago 'Fireworks'. How well does it stand up :) ? Do you need to have support? It's so cool looking with plumes almost touching the ground.

Bernie, your garden seems to be planted for color. I love the wide shots of your garden beds. I can only take closeups as there's lots of empty spots.

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CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

October 16, 2008
5:17 PM

Post #5679023

30 all night, then dipped to 28 early this morning. DEAD!
Impatiens by the Antique shop survived.

We needed closure!
Bernie

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 16, 2008
5:56 PM

Post #5679177

enya my Fireworks is not staked! but did reseed on me big time. I cut it down today to avoid that. That was one plant when I put it in last year (spring 2007) I kept 3 of the seedlings and yanked the rest. It has never tumbled on me this year or last. I never even thought about staking it.

tcs1366

tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 16, 2008
9:07 PM

Post #5680030

here is one - of the many images i took this afternoon.

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tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 16, 2008
9:12 PM

Post #5680048

oh -- and too bad i did not move the other flower petals out of the way.

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tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 16, 2008
9:19 PM

Post #5680072

here's another one...

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frahnzone5
Bensenville, IL
(Zone 5a)

October 17, 2008
3:39 AM

Post #5681667

Taken this morning. This amur maple (acer ginnila) is always the first to color up in the fall. Unfortunately the leaves don't stay on very long. A brilliant burst of color and then a few day later bare branches.

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dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

October 17, 2008
11:50 AM

Post #5682312

My Highbushcranberry Viburnum says it is fall. BEV

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cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 17, 2008
11:57 AM

Post #5682327

Oh that is beautiful. I love fall with all the colors, don't you?
enya_34
Madison, WI

October 17, 2008
3:27 PM

Post #5683286

tcs1366, that's a spectacular display of marigolds and (can't remember the name of the other low grower now, but I used it in salads all summer long :) ) ! The flower closeup is very crisp. I can almost feel the petals.

dragonfly62, what a splash of color in that one shot of the plant!

frahnzone5, your maple is lovely dressed up and looks like it would have an enchanting web of branches when the leaves drop off. Personally, I love multi branched trees for that grove effect in the winter.

tcs1366

tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 17, 2008
4:56 PM

Post #5683625

thanks enya -- the colors are so vibrant right now.

Here's another marigold shot ... these are Disco Reds
[had to make this image smaller, since the file size was so large - just in case someone's on dial-up]

I believe the Low Growing plants you referred to are Nasturtium

My first year with these. The ones in my front yard are getting very "viney" -- growing all over the place.
but these come in a great variety of color.

Oh -- the pink one, is Cosmos Sensation [i believe]

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enya_34
Madison, WI

October 17, 2008
7:14 PM

Post #5684101

Thanks for another punch of bright colors on this overcast day :)

Yes, Nasturtium! My son would eat all the flowers out of the salad and I'll be
left with leaves only, but he ate loads of fresh greens this summer.
With flowers being the most popular ingredient, I even did not collect enough
seeds but Nasturtiums are a definite annual for me next year again!

tcs1366

tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 17, 2008
7:24 PM

Post #5684127

i'll have a ton of seeds... if you need any.
Maxine
Western, WI
(Zone 4a)

October 17, 2008
7:59 PM

Post #5684204

Some of the leaves in our area, taken last Sunday.
Since the drizzle mid week, not very colorful any more.

Maxine

Frost also on Tues. night. and I see they are predicting another frost Sat. evening.

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tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 17, 2008
8:09 PM

Post #5684221

I can not believe i did not take any photos over the past weekend.

Our area ... the Dells, is just stunning -- with the reds, oranges and golds. Absolutely stunning ...
then i come back to Illinois, which does not even compare. Even when we are at "prime" fall colors, we are not as pretty... as we just have flat lands here, no hills. [you have to go towards Rockford area for that] **sniff**

Very pretty Maxine... thanks for posting.
frahnzone5
Bensenville, IL
(Zone 5a)

October 18, 2008
1:48 PM

Post #5686589

Peony 'Charles Burgess'. Comes up with shimmering burgundy leaves in the spring and ends the season with good fall color (for a peony).

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Maxine
Western, WI
(Zone 4a)

October 18, 2008
1:53 PM

Post #5686597

Where did you get that Peony? Have never heard of that one. Planted 4 new ones yesterday from Khlems.
Another fall picture. Taken from our yard looking towards the hills.

Maxine

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frahnzone5
Bensenville, IL
(Zone 5a)

October 18, 2008
2:08 PM

Post #5686631

Hi Maxine, purchased it from Craig Bergman's Nursery in Wintrhop Harbor, Il. The foliage on it is beautiful spring, summer and fall. The blooms are also spectacular. HOWEVER, this plant has been in the ground for at 4 growing seasons and I get only one or two blooms. I moved it this fall to a spot with more sun in hopes of getting more flowers. We'll see.

Felisa
frahnzone5
Bensenville, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 2, 2008
2:44 PM

Post #5743350

A few shots of my yard. Color has been good this year especially for the liliacs. This is Dwarf Korean Lilac (syringa meyeri).

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frahnzone5
Bensenville, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 2, 2008
2:46 PM

Post #5743353

Virburnum dentatum 'Autumn Jazz'. Always great fall color

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frahnzone5
Bensenville, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 2, 2008
2:47 PM

Post #5743358

Vernal Witchhazel (hamamelis vernalis). This is the best yellow it has displayed for several years.

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frahnzone5
Bensenville, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 2, 2008
2:49 PM

Post #5743368

Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset'. Always reliable red color.

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frahnzone5
Bensenville, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 2, 2008
2:50 PM

Post #5743377

Geranium 'Brookside'. This is a three season geranium. One of my favorite perennials.

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frahnzone5
Bensenville, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 2, 2008
2:53 PM

Post #5743389

Prairie dropseed in the foreground & Euphorbia palustris 'Wahlenburg Glorie' in back.

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tcs1366

tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

November 2, 2008
8:19 PM

Post #5744409

Dwarf Burning Bush

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medinac
Bensenville, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 3, 2008
2:25 AM

Post #5745751

frahnzone5 - Beautiful fall colors. My Vernal Witchhazel has great yellow color this fall as well. I'll have to get a picture of it and post it too. Your Brookside Geranium has really nice color too - love that one.

tcs - great color on your burning bush, mine is always mottled and has just changed from green to red, like overnight!

tcs1366

tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

November 3, 2008
2:33 AM

Post #5745820

thanks medinac ... i absolutely LOVE burning bushes. Mine does turn a gorgeous red.

last week when we left [Thurs morning] my Maple was green -- and it's an ugly green... when we got home today, it was a stunning yellow -- which i have to say, I never recall ... but half the leaves are gone already. If i remember tomorrow, i'll take a photo.

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

November 3, 2008
3:03 AM

Post #5745918

One of my BBs but the sun was shining on it and it is redder now. BEV

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pastime
Waterman, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 3, 2008
12:28 PM

Post #5746705

My old Maples are always late to turn, but when they do, the whole yard takes on a golden hue.

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medinac
Bensenville, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 3, 2008
3:34 PM

Post #5747272

Oh pastime - What beautiful mature huge maples! They do have great color! Mine are not so pretty and just beginning to change.
jcoakley
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5b)

November 4, 2008
3:00 AM

Post #5749694

frahnzone5 -- where did you get your prairie dropseed? I would really like some. TIA
frahnzone5
Bensenville, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 4, 2008
4:23 AM

Post #5749979

Hi jcoakley, I think it was The Natural Gardens in St. Charles. They have a wide selection of native prairie plants. However, I have a couple of plants that are in a gravel area and that readily re-seed. I will have several seedlings next spring if you are interested in a couple. They should be about 4" pot size. This is a slow growing grass so it will take about 3 years for them to grow to a decent size.

LMK

Felisa
frahnzone5
Bensenville, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 4, 2008
3:55 PM

Post #5751053

Color just keeps getting better. This has been a great year. Crabapple 'Adams' in front yard with sun just coming up

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frahnzone5
Bensenville, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 4, 2008
3:56 PM

Post #5751057

Japanese maple.

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frahnzone5
Bensenville, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 4, 2008
3:57 PM

Post #5751062

Rugosa rose 'Fru Dagmar'. Always good color.

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frahnzone5
Bensenville, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 4, 2008
3:58 PM

Post #5751068

Viburnum dilatatum 'Erie'.

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midwest_tyro
Mount Prospect, IL
(Zone 5b)

November 4, 2008
6:39 PM

Post #5751590

My serviceberry has really good color this year.

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cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

November 4, 2008
8:03 PM

Post #5751887

My favorite Maple out front has turned. It is always the last one to turn and my favorite one of the 3 Maples I have.

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cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

November 4, 2008
8:06 PM

Post #5751896

I like this picture the burning bush is the next door neighbors, the green is the neighbors right behind them and the yellow is another neighbors. I like the combination of color.

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frahnzone5
Bensenville, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 4, 2008
10:14 PM

Post #5752405

I love all the pictures. Fall is a wonderful time of the year. Now if it were only followed by spring instead of winter!
jcoakley
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5b)

November 5, 2008
1:23 AM

Post #5753229

Felisa, I'd love the dropseed seedlings. What can I do for you in return? :) I'll google The Natural Gardens and see if they have a web site. Thanks!
Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

November 5, 2008
1:45 AM

Post #5753302

Some things a little different.

Blooming right now, and probably until near December:
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=5753205
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=5753231

And perhaps a special Eunonymus hamiltonianus var. sieboldianus. It has yellow fall foliage, pink capsules and red seeds. All very showy.

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Maxine
Western, WI
(Zone 4a)

November 5, 2008
11:34 AM

Post #5754508

Oh Lefty, that is drop dead gorgeous! I assume that is a shrub?
Any way of getting a start of that or where did you purchase it?

Maxine
pastime
Waterman, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 5, 2008
12:40 PM

Post #5754601

I really like the Euonymus hamiltonianus. Need to find one.

My Kousa Dogwood is pretty this year. It's one of the last to lose it's leaves.

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frahnzone5
Bensenville, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 5, 2008
1:53 PM

Post #5754766

The euonymous & kousa dogwood are great. Beautiful form and color. I also want to know how to get a seedling of the euonymous.

Medinac, where are your photos?

Kentucky coffee tree (gymnoclaudis dioicus). Beautiful, tough native tree. Not grown nearly enough. Taken at sunset.

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Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

November 5, 2008
6:13 PM

Post #5755606

The Euonymus I originally got from Forest Farm. They call it Euonymus hamiltonianus sieboldianus but the real name for it (if you're a taxonomy nut like me) is Euonymus hamiltonianus var. sieboldianus. I just looked at their listing for it, and I can't believe it: they have a pic with the insignificant flowers instead of the capsules! They did the same thing for another I have, Euonymus bungeana 'Pink Lady'. Anyway, sieboldianus is the more spectacular, IMO. Mine is growing in full sun, which assures abundant flowers and a most colorful fall show.

I wouldn't advise it for anyone east (and maybe straight south too) of Minnesota. Euonymus species in general are usually invasive in those areas. You see, we do have our own advantages in the dryer and colder part of the Midwest. Maxine, you'd be safe, since you are close to me. The shrub suckers from the base and I could easily send you a piece in the spring, if you remind me. Or you could come out.

This pic taken near dusk.



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Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

November 5, 2008
6:19 PM

Post #5755626

Euonymus bungeana 'Pink Lady'. Abundant color on individual branches, but over all, it seems not as great a show.

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frahnzone5
Bensenville, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 5, 2008
10:01 PM

Post #5756433

Willow - Salix Daphanoides - This is the best color it has ever been. This willow makes a great tall hedge.

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Maxine
Western, WI
(Zone 4a)

November 5, 2008
10:03 PM

Post #5756439

I like both Lefty. If they are invasive, I will just have to plant them where the lawnmower will take care of the suckers. Do the roots run under ground and then emerge a ways from the mother plant?

In the spring, then. PS. love both colors.

Maxine
Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

November 5, 2008
11:37 PM

Post #5756743

The euonymus are invasive by seeding, not suckering. In the ten years that I have had that sieboldianus, it has reached out maybe 1 ft. I have never found any seedlings at all. However, a friend near Taylors Falls has had a few from E. bungeana. She has had her plant about 15 years. The roots on all euonymus form a thick mat in the soil. I am not sure anything would grow well under it except maybe bulbous materials.

Frahn,have those daphanoides ever been cut back, or are they naturally many stemmed? And do they have catkins? How old are those pictured?
frahnzone5
Bensenville, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 6, 2008
12:25 AM

Post #5756948

The picture is about 3 hours old.

I prune in the spring to shape, remove crossed branches and dead wood but I do not cut them back. Daphonoides does not respond as well to coppicing as other williows. It is a large shrub not a tree and is naturally multi-stem with a nice straight growing habit. The ones in the picture are about 16 ft tall. Yes, it has catkins in the spring. They are nice but small (about 1 inch) and not as showy as other willow species.

I can sent you cuttings in the spring if you are interested in growing this willow. LMK.

Felisa

tcs1366

tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

November 6, 2008
12:36 AM

Post #5756977

Felisa -- what gorgeous colorful plants you have.
medinac
Bensenville, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 6, 2008
1:32 AM

Post #5757221

I know Felisa - I didn't get pics right away and then when I had time it was past it's prime and alot of leaves were off and today's wind did it in. Just seems to me the colors are much more vibrant this year on everything. I didn't realize that was a Coffee Tree. Glad to know that in case the Emerald Ash borers arrive. That's a really nice tree but a slow grower from what I've read, I really like it's form though.

Leftwood - Those Euonymus are gorgeous! I don't think I've ever seen them before.

Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

November 6, 2008
9:34 PM

Post #5760085

Felisa, thanks for offering the cuttings. But I already have some rooted in pots now from someone else. Just wanted to know your take on the species. Thanks for the info, especially about copicing. Who would have thought there would even be such a willow (except perhaps arctic species)?

Quoting:Those Euonymus are gorgeous! I don't think I've ever seen them before.

Few people ever do.
enya_34
Madison, WI

November 7, 2008
6:26 PM

Post #5763443

So many wonderful pictures of trees and bushes in their fall glory!
We have a shared lot between 3 neightbours that has lost 3 large
trees this summer. This opened it quite a bit in the middle and I
started wondering about showy, preferably native trees/shrubs
to have there. All 3 neighbours get a very good look of the area
in the fall when the rest of the trees around lose their leaves.
At the moment I am an observer-gardener, don't get much outside.
But this does give me time to think and dream :)

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

November 7, 2008
7:25 PM

Post #5763624

A little bit of fall color. BEV

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tcs1366

tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

November 7, 2008
8:06 PM

Post #5763761

very pretty Bev ... you still have trees with leaves?? most of ours are gone.
I think my pretty yellow Maple, which i did not get a pic of -- has ONE leaf left. *sniff*

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

November 7, 2008
8:09 PM

Post #5763774

The wind is blwing most off today.

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Maxine
Western, WI
(Zone 4a)

November 7, 2008
9:16 PM

Post #5763980

Didn't any one get snow this morning? Our ground was white for 3 hrs. Not much accumulation, though.

Maxine

tcs1366

tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

November 7, 2008
9:28 PM

Post #5764019

we are just getting some light rain... oh, and the temps have dropped... it's 38 now ... was 42 a coupla minutes ago.

OH... I am SOOOOOOOO not ready for winter.
Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

November 7, 2008
10:19 PM

Post #5764155

I am ready for Christmas . . .

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Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

November 7, 2008
10:28 PM

Post #5764188

And the witchhazel:
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=5764184

This message was edited Nov 7, 2008 4:31 PM

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dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

November 7, 2008
10:34 PM

Post #5764207

Here is some color. BEV

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CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

November 7, 2008
11:25 PM

Post #5764354

It's been snowing all day. I scraped about 2' off my pickup so I could go for coffee this morning.
Deer season opens here Sat morning, so hunters should be happy.

Most field work is done around here. I finished up on Tuesday.

Bernie

tcs1366

tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

November 7, 2008
11:26 PM

Post #5764360

two FEET Bernie, or two INCHES ... good golly, i hope not two feet.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

November 7, 2008
11:27 PM

Post #5764363

2 inches.

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

November 8, 2008
4:20 AM

Post #5765267

It was raining here about 4:30/5 and trying real hard to become that "s" word. Got kinda solid for a moment or two...
I'm so not ready for that...so not ready.
marie_
West Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

November 10, 2008
1:42 AM

Post #5772070

Good heavens Bernie! I thought that you had gone crazy. No one should need a cup of coffee so bad that they'd go out in 2 feet of snow. LOL I was not in a good mood when I looked out of my bedroom window on Saturday morning to see that coating of snow. I've still go a bit on my deck. My temps did not got above freezing today, and probably didn't yesterday either. A week ago we had 70 degrees. Go figure.

edited to fix a typo...thanks for the heads-up Bernie

This message was edited Nov 9, 2008 10:15 PM

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

November 10, 2008
2:56 AM

Post #5772360

So what's a "weel" ?

See we are all a little off!

Have a Great Week!
Say Hi to ♥.
Bernie
marie_
West Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

November 10, 2008
4:14 AM

Post #5772639

Ooops...that should have been 'week' not 'weel'.

Just talked to my hosta honey about an hour ago and he was off to bed. He's up at 4 am for work. Hey...he's kind of working in your neck of the woods right now...I think around Lyle, MN. That's a long drive to and from work for him right now.
allnitro
Waterloo, IA
(Zone 4b)

November 10, 2008
10:27 AM

Post #5773088

Hi Bernie! ☺

Jeff
Maxine
Western, WI
(Zone 4a)

November 10, 2008
11:26 AM

Post #5773122

Have a great day, Jeff!

Maxine
allnitro
Waterloo, IA
(Zone 4b)

November 11, 2008
1:45 AM

Post #5776095

Thanks Maxine...hope your day went well too!

Jeff

tcs1366

tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

November 16, 2008
11:14 PM

Post #5798838

Does anyone still have anything blooming?

even though it's been COLD and a few nights in the upper 20's ... I still have roses [Hybrid Teas and a Floribunda] blooming, and my Pot Marigolds. The seed pack said they can "take the cold" but they are still blooming strong.

I've had one hard [or almost hard] frost that wiped everything out... but these plants are in my south flower bed, so they seem more protected.
medinac
Bensenville, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 17, 2008
3:26 AM

Post #5799664

I planted a new bed just prior to Oct. 1st next to the house and on the east side. I have one purple phlox that is completely unfazed by the cold we've had recently. I keep going out there expecting it to be hit by the frost but it's still going. Although, since it's snowing right now, we'll have to see how it fares overnight. It has amazed me though.

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

November 17, 2008
1:05 PM

Post #5800320

My Goldflame Honeysuckle still has a couple blooms waaaay at the top.
jcoakley
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5b)

November 17, 2008
5:48 PM

Post #5801298

My stella d'oro was blooming bravely up until yesterday. But last night's snow & cold have finally defeated it.

tcs1366

tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

November 17, 2008
6:37 PM

Post #5801463

Even though my English Marigolds were still blooming... and i hated to do it, but i pulled them today.
**sniff sniff* found 2 dead mantids in there too. Guess it was their time, poor girls ... probably froze to death.

Cut back my roses a bit... brought in two buds from Radiant Perfume

so -- i'm done for the year. **sniff**

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