Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Autumn Colors

There's a common theme with my stitching and gardening this week.
I've kitted up Cottage Garden Samplings "October's Marigold". This pattern uses WDW threads in green, yellow, orange, and rust.  I am excited to begin.  
Though it is not yet October, these colors are also reflected in my garden.  As it is time for the Tuesday Garden Party, let's go take a look.

My sister planted a row of marigolds in her dahlia garden.

While I complain daily about our 90f+ weather, the marigolds are thriving in the heat.

The sedums also like this weather just fine.

I have a tiny terracota chicken which I've filled with bits and snips of different sedums. 

Another Happy Camper - a New Zealand flax. 

I have a late blooming purple salvia and a couple of orange perennial mimulus. I think this arrangement is going to be a keeper. 

I have the largest and healthiest coleus I've ever grown this year.  I think it has been hot enough that I've been unable to over-water them as I normally do! 

The Ratibida columnifera has been perfectly happy with the prolonged heat

and drought.


There's something about pumpkin orange flowers that make me smile.
I hope that you've smiled while taking this garden tour with me today.


Vickie said...

Yes! I have smiled. :) Lovely colors.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

The warmth of the orange flowers is so lovely to see. A lovely mix today Beth.

Pam in IL said...

While I'm not happy about the cold weather we're having, I do love the colors of autumn. You sure have the prettiest gardens! Love the colors you have laid out for October's Marigold -- and your green polka-dot scissors.

Andrea said...

Beautiful flowers, the oranges are just so vibrant.

cucki said...

Beautiful post x

Margaret said...

Oh so lovely!!! I love the October stitch -- glorious colors there, and also in your beautiful garden. Wow!

Mouse said...

lovely colours on your pumpkin flowers and been scooting back through your posts ... excellent shots of the birds ... lovely stitching as always,your needles have been smoking :) love mouse xxxx

Barb said...

Your post is just full of pretty Fall colors!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Lovely flowers and stitching, as always :)

Melissa said...

Ooooh, I like the October stitch!

The garden is looking very pretty still.

Light and Voices said...

Clap. Clapping. Still clapping. I love all the colorful blooms. Went away smiling. Glad fall is coming.
JM, Illinois

Chris said...

OOHH! You are finally stitching October.
I love this one :)

Melanie said...

Glorious fall colors going on even if the weather doesn't say fall yet. :)

Maggee said...

New Zealand Flax---too cool. Pumpkin Orange flowers--what is their real name? Wonder if we have any here? I have a fall pot that needs a plant! Hugs!