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Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

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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Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

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

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Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

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

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Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

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

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Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

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

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Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

Impatiens by antique shop.

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Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

In front of wood shop. Snaps.

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Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

Front & side of the house.

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Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

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

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Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

Up close.

Looks like it will freeze tonight.

Bernie

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Waterloo, IA(Zone 4b)

I love autumn. Thanks for sharing Bernie.

Jeff

Leesburg, FL(Zone 9b)

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.

Waukesha, WI(Zone 5a)

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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Waukesha, WI(Zone 5a)

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

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Waukesha, WI(Zone 5a)

Rudbeckia 'Summer Magic'

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Waukesha, WI(Zone 5a)

My Goldenrod Solidago 'Fireworks'

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Waukesha, WI(Zone 5a)

Autumn colors east of our house

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Madison, WI

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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Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

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

We needed closure!
Bernie

Waukesha, WI(Zone 5a)

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.

Leesburg, FL(Zone 9b)

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

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Leesburg, FL(Zone 9b)

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

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Leesburg, FL(Zone 9b)

here's another one....

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Bensenville, IL(Zone 5a)

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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Nilwood, IL(Zone 5b)

My Highbushcranberry Viburnum says it is fall. BEV

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Waukesha, WI(Zone 5a)

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

Madison, WI

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.

Leesburg, FL(Zone 9b)

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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Madison, WI

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!

Leesburg, FL(Zone 9b)

i'll have a ton of seeds... if you need any.

Western, WI(Zone 4a)

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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Leesburg, FL(Zone 9b)

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.

Bensenville, IL(Zone 5a)

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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Western, WI(Zone 4a)

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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Bensenville, IL(Zone 5a)

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

Bensenville, IL(Zone 5a)

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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Bensenville, IL(Zone 5a)

Virburnum dentatum 'Autumn Jazz'. Always great fall color

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Bensenville, IL(Zone 5a)

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

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Bensenville, IL(Zone 5a)

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

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Bensenville, IL(Zone 5a)

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

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