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October 8, 2015

Autumn and the End of the Growing Season

Well, once again it's that season. Autumn has crept in and the days and nights have chilled off.
My annual plants are still alive but the perennials are on their way down for the season.

The wax begonias took over the planter.  The white alyssum and the other fiber optic grasses have been overwhelmed by them.  I do like how it turned out and have decided that wax begonias are high on my list now for plants to grow.  They're not fussy and do well in various locations.  

Every year I put out some pumpkins and gourds.

I clustered my planters together and made a little vignette.  I've discarded some of the annuals like the very large fuchsia's that were in the tall black urns.  We went to out Farmer's Market and I picked up all the pumpkins and gourds during 3 different visits.  The leaves from the ash tree are already falling down so I swept a few up to add to the vignette.  Dan is way at the back of the picture blowing leaves.  I had to stop him from blowing these away!

My primrose decided to bloom again.  I'm not all that familiar with growing them but I take it they like cooler weather.

This may be the last rose of the season.  We haven't had a frost yet but it won't be long.
(Queen Elizabeth, Grandiflora)

I'll leave this early morning picture from a few days ago as my last.

I hope everybody is doing well and are enjoying the beginning of autumn.  
Thank you to those who have visited me this summer and left comments.  I have been negligent on visiting everyone and do apologize.  Perhaps next spring and summer I'll find more time!



  1. Liz- I am just in love with your garden(s). You have such an eye for things and certainly have a really green thumb. I love that sweet little primrose plant. I am sad to say I did not know what that was.
    Fall is looking great at your house (unblown leaves and all). And those wax begonias are amazing. xo Diana

    1. what a beautiful garden, begonias are resplendent

  2. Liz, your end-of-season garden is delightful. The begonias are gorgeous and your final rose is stunning! Happy Fall! Zenda

  3. Hello Liz girl !
    I love that planter that was taken over by the begonias ! ... I will keep that in mind as well as that grass .. such a pretty combination !
    This last picture is perfect with that special light filtering through ... it has been a hard garden year here.
    So I am hoping next year will be a little kinder and gentler on us all.
    Meanwhile I would like to enjoy the Autumn before it passes by too quickly too !
    Take care
    Joy : )

  4. Your autumn arrangement is beautiful! I love all the different pumpkins and squashes you selected! xx

  5. Lookin' good. I love those Begonias, too. They grow anywhere!


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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