September 25, 2019

A Green Wideshot Wednesday

Is Wideshot Wednesday a meme? I don't know who hosts it, but I have an entry. I've been noticing how green everything is around here, so I snapped a few wide shots of the back garden. They show the mess and the fallen leaves and the lack of blooming plants, yes, but also how little fall color is in the woodland.

over pond

arbor

The ferns are senescing and some of the Oak leaves are falling, but most of the foliage on the trees and the plants is still very green. We've had a wet, warm September, which is unusual here. It's quite comfortable and lush, but strange.

Cooler weather in the next few weeks likely will bring on much more autumn color. Are you seeing fall color in your garden?

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If you saw my last post, the monarchs in the classroom are making progress. Check it out. :)

31 comments:

  1. Your garden does look lush. Isn't it nice for a change?! Our area is dry as a bone. My garden looks rusty. I have no other way to describe it. I will start watering soon so the plants will not go into winter dry.

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    1. I still can't believe the difference in gardens throughout the Midwest--some areas have been very wet, while others have had drought. I think drought is the worst, but this over-soggy stuff is annoying, too. So many things that usually would bloom with little pops of sun, didn't bloom much if at all this year, because the trees and shrubs were so overloaded with heavy foliage. I hope you'll get some rain soon, and we'll have a stretch of "normal" sun-rain-sun weather.

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  2. Beautiful! Good to see everything is still very green!

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    1. It's very green. I'm happy that the trees and plants are well-watered, but it does feel strange.

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  3. I love all the green! We're dry as a bone here. We won't see fall color until late November at best but then there's never much of that here.

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    1. September has seemed more like August this year, or at least warmer than usual. But it's also been very wet, and of course moisture and warmth are conducive to lush growth in so many plants. I've loved the warmth, but it seems strange.

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  4. We are green too! It is different for the last week of September. How is the late monarch doing?

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    1. I guess we'll both start having more fall color after the cooler days ahead. I posted an update about the monarchs on the previous post, and I'll keep updating it through the last release. :)

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  5. Lovely views, so lush! We're awfully hot here in Austin, but maybe (fingers-crossed) having rain soon.

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    1. Thank you, Tina. I hope you'll get some rain soon, too. We are about to get some cooler weather, so the views will change fast.

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  6. Similar here, Beth. Mild and wet (relatively speaking) September and the trees are reacting accordingly. So beautiful this morning hiking in the Laramie Mts ... aspen changing gradually with everything from rich green to yellow to orange and even a bit of red.
    Enjoy!

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    1. Your hike sounded lovely, Hollis. I enjoyed your post about it. We will be getting cooler this week, so I imagine the colors will start to pop a little more.

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  7. Wisconsin looks lovely this time of year. Can we trade? Everything in Raleigh, NC is dry and crispy. It's 90 degrees but the maples are turning color so I guess fall is here.

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    1. It usually looks and feels pleasant in September and October, but normally we'd have a little more color, and slightly cooler temps. But I've enjoyed the mild weather.

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  8. I'm sure you are enjoying a longer summer. No sign of fall here. We're still in the 90s and no rain. Leaves are dropping because of drought so we probably won't have lots of good fall color this year.

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    1. I hope you'll get some rain to support the plants through the winter, Karin. Although, I guess your winters are mild enough that you'll mostly have rain and not much snow and deep cold anyway. Our good soaking this summer should serve the plants well through the winter, which is good.

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  9. No fall colour in my garden yet, but the garden is looking rather tired which is always a sign that fall is just around the corner (lol!).

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    1. Most of my garden is definitely looking tired, too. The side sunny garden is sort of coming into its own, oddly, and it's full of pollinators. But, yes, autumn will make itself apparent very soon. Cool days ahead!

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  10. This weekend it finally switched to jacket weather, though I continue to insist on wearing short sleeves. I enjoyed the photos of your intensely green garden.

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    1. Yes, here too, Jason. Although it's supposed to be in the 80s again tomorrow. After that, we're looking at much cooler weather, which will bring on the color.

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  11. Official rain @ Nashville airport in September = 0.02 inches.

    No rain predicted today = our driest September on record and our second driest month ever on record (one October had only a trace of rain) going back to 1871.

    Suffice to say, we're in drought conditions here (despite 13+ inches of rain last February!) and there are a lot more fall colors on display here as trees goes into dormancy early and drop their leaves.

    I had been doing some 2x weekly watering, but I've been rethinking that recently after reading that occasional watering just confuses plants that would otherwise adapt to the dry conditions.

    So now I'm trying (it's hard!) to mostly leave them to their own devices, except for newly planted trees and perennials (within last 2-3 years) and annuals such as zinnias, which I need to keep alive to feed the many butterflies passing through!

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    1. Drought is worse, for sure. I'm so sorry, Aaron. We had a very bad multi-month summer drought in 2012, and that was horrible. Still, I'm tired of the rain, especially in October when we normally don't get much.

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  12. Many leaves have fallen in my garden already. We are just beginning to see a change in color, however. More mess than lush, I'm afraid. Your wide views are lovely. What is the vine over the arbor? P. x

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    1. We are just starting to see color now, as it continues to rain and rain and rain. But the temps are getting cooler. Next week we'll have several days of dry weather. Yay. The vines over the arbor are Kentucky Wisteria and Hyacinth Bean Vine. :)

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  13. Very little fall color here other than some yellowing Hosta leaves. Still no frost and all this rain has things very green for October. I decided to order some plants as it is still so warm but now I'm worried it is so wet that they may rot before they root. Hope we get more than a day or two of dry weather in a row.

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    1. It's just starting to feel like fall. I'm starting to get into the mood for pumpkins and colorful leaves, etc. But like you, I need to get some plants and bulbs in the ground before it gets too cold. Looks like next week will be a good planting week.

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  14. I envy your "wet" description. I fear we will have no fall color, but that all leaves will simply shrivel, turn brown and fall. But nature is resilient. I have had similar thoughts in other years, only to witness spectacular colors in late October and November. We shall see.

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  15. Beautiful wideshots. A very tricky shot to take. Trees are no longer green here. Leaf peepers got a good show here in western Massachusetts.

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