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Monday, September 20, 2010

Pond Area - Micro Climate - Zone 5

Hooking up with Blooming Tuesday and Fertilizer Friday - Links in my side bar
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In our side yard area off the living room. This is a view looking out the living room window - it is lovely! In this area because it is surrounded by tree's and close to the house is a micro-climate 5. (This is actually a side shot of thepicture in the header.)
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We are a zone 4 and so everything else in the yard is toast but this stays green a little bit longer. Here are a few pictures from that spot - the plants are looking tired and ready to go to sleep for the winter, but they continue to gladden my heart and brighten my eye for a few more days. Top of the Pond
This plant has never bloomed before!
It is a fall plant!
WOO HOO
This is one of the pots.

This is another pot.

This is the chinese lantern - they spread like crazy so you have to really keep an eye on them - but I love their cheery little seed pods in the fall!

Thanks for stopping by....
This week I am grateful for the health and strength to garden - truly a blessing in all of our lives.
Have a great week!

14 comments:

Zoey said...

I love those Chinese lanterns for fall flower arrangements. Unfortunately I was not very successful when I tried to grow them.

Your plants still look very nice. Hopefully you get to enjoy them a few more weeks.

Rosemary said...

What a lot is still flowering in your garden!

Darla said...

Very nice, I love all of your rocks and stones...

Jean said...

Very nice area. Who needs blooms when you have interesting leaves. Jean

Greenearth said...

What a great area you have created. Must be a real joy in the summer.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

I think Chinese Lantern blooms are so fun to look at.
I have to confess that I like to pinch them though. LOL!
Have a wonderful week.

Bonnie said...

What an amazing space!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Your chinese lanterns look fab!
*hugs*deb

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Microclimates help us grow plants we could otherwise not. The ligularia is doing well in yours. Thanks for sharing.

Beth said...

The Chinese lanterns are fabulous! I really enjoyed seeing your pots and your ligularia too. Happy Autumn!
Beth

Sonia said...

What a pretty are by your pond! Love all the plants you have...those chinese lanterns are fun!! Hope you are having a great start to fall! The weather here in Oklahoma is beautiful!

Miss Bloomers

Karen said...

I really enjoyed the tour of your garden today. I didn't know we could grow Chinese Lanterns in Zone 4, but now I do! That is a very healthy ligularia you have blooming, wish mine looked as fresh.

Denise Marie said...

Girl, I'm so glad you saw my corn stalks. Please make sure I see what you do with yours. :)

Tootsie said...

I have never planted Chinese lanterns...they are very pretty in your pond area!!! thanks for linking in!

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