Monday, October 14, 2013

GBBD In October

              October came, it's the last month of autumn. Two years ago the first snow fell on October 2. This autumn is warm but the sun is already low. Today I've come late to the garden and when I began taking pictures I've realized that the shadows were long and the plants were poorly lighten. But nevertheless...
I will show what is in bloom and ripen in my garden. 


The asters and sedum, they are actually autumn flowers. The Goldenrod (Solidago) looks amazing when its yellow flowers have faded.


The hydrangea 'Lime light', finally blooms in October, but I think it does not have time to blush until frost. The Grootendorst roses are not afraid of the cold and can keep blooming even under light snow. I like these roses, they are easy to care for and not capricious.


Small violets grow even in October, they appreciate every minute of sunlight but prefer to grow near the rocks those are heated at the afternoon. My clematis 'Rouge Cardinal' began to grow and bloom in June and so on without stopping till snow. It's very unassuming and grateful for the care and feeding. My Japanese maple is not going to drop its red leaves yet.



In October a lot of fruits and berries ripen in the garden, all the birds that do not fly away in warm areas and stay to winter here will eat these berries and fruits. This Kalinka (Viburnum) is ripe, I've eaten some berries: they no longer have bitterness. Chokeberry (Aronia) is very sweet and juicy, I picked a little for pie with apples. Lots of orange fruit are on the Celastrus vine, they have seeds inside. I do not know why, but the birds do not eat these fruits.



I have a lot of work in the garden until the end of October. But I hope that November will be warm without snow. It is necessary to cover the roses, clematis, hydrangeas, carnations, phlox, mint and lemon balm, to gather maple leaves. I have to tie up the branches of young black currant bushes and rhododendrons to heavy snow broke them. Before ice cover the pond I need to put the Nymphaeas in depth. I have long list 'to do' for October.
 I cooked pie with apples and chokeberry, picked in my garden, it warmed me in cold day!


59 comments:

  1. Autumn has been warm here as well. I am ready for cooler temps and snow!! Lovely pictures as always :)

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    1. Ha,ha, Keith! I am not ready for snow, don't like cold season. Thank you!

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  2. Your blooms and berries look beautiful, Nadezda! I too am hoping for a warm November! Pie looks delicious!

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  3. Beautiful photos. We have asters blooming at the moment - such lovely flowers.

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    1. Sue, I've seen your plot, you grow a lot of veggies! Thank you for stopping by!

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  4. Beautiful autumnal pictures from your garden. Last night, I lost my dahlias. It was so cold that all of them were frozen. Happy new week, Nadezda!

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    1. It's so pity, your dahlias were colorful. We have not frost yet. Thank you!

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  5. You still have lots of flowers in your garden Nadezda, despite the shorter days and cold. October is always a busy month in the garden, I also started already to move agapanthus and oleanders to the greenhouse, it is very wet at the moment. The roses need to be tied up, dahlia tubers lifted and stored in the basement and so on. It keeps us busy and healthy I hope, but by November we are prepared for winter and can enjoy the warmth of our houses. Your pie is mouthwatering!

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    1. My dahlias tubers are in storage now, but I think they need to mature more. Your roses are wonderful, in bloom till now!
      Thank you, Janneke!

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  6. Beautiful photos. I love your Hydrangea Limelight and asters and the berries are so bright and colorful...just like autumn! It has been warmer than usual here as well but the days are getting shorter and the temperatures are finally starting to drop.

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    1. Yes, temps are getting low, forecast says a bit of frost soon. Thank you, Lee for dropping by!

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  7. Wonderful photos, Nadezda! You still have lots blooming and great colour so late in the year. Enjoy it while it lasts!

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  8. Your October garden looks lovely, so many flowers still, and the berries are really decorative in the sunshine. I hope you get a long, nice autumn and that the frost is many weeks away. Here in London we can get first frost any time from November till February, and sometimes not at all – and the snow we get rarely lies for more than a few days. Loved your photos as always, and the pie looks scrummy :-)

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    1. Helene, unfortunately the weather is unpredictable, we'll have snow in November but I'd like the frost starts lately. On the other hand, the plants suffer very much if there is frost without snow, that warm their roots and branches. I hurry to do all I need before winter come. Thank you!

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  9. Your autumn garden looks gorgeous! Looking at your asters, I noticed I have none of them now. Aster is representative flower of autumn, so I have to get one! I've never known that there is a hydrangea which blooms in autumn! Your pie looks yummy!! You're not only a good gardener but a cooker:)

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    1. My hydrangea is strange: all summer it didn't bloom, don't know what it needed. The pie was delicious, thank you, Keity!

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  10. Such beautiful autumn pictures from your garden Nadezda!!!
    So many preety flowers and most of all those tasteful berries!!!
    I would love a piese of your lovely applecake!!!
    Have a nice week!!!
    Dimi...

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  11. Great pictures you show of some beautiful flowers. Nice that you can still "pick" flowers in October. Wish you a good Tuesday :) Hugs!

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    1. When I was taking photos the sun was very low, so we're in October. Thank you, Hanne Bente!

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  12. Hi Nadezda! Your garden has so many bloom and colour still, must be wonderful to go for a stroll in it and enjoy the sun, even if it's low on the sky already and days are getting shorter and shorter. I haven't seen much sun lately, we've had sooooo much rain, the garden is already drenched again, not to take a walk in without wellies on and when it comes to bloom, well, there isn't any really and because of the hydrangeas not bloooming much last summer, those don't bring colour into the garden either. I really hope next year will be a better one for bloom.I did plant some bulbs though, hopefully they'll come out and give us a lot of colour when spring arrives.
    Marian

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  13. Also wanted to say, your pie looks delicious! Don't know what chokeberries are though, have to look that up.
    Marian

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    1. Marian, chokeberries are black, sour-sweet, on the next to last photo of berries. It's pity the weather was bad in your place, I remember you wrote about rain...rain in spring and summer. I hope the next year is warm and without much rain. Thank you!

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  14. Great visiting again today. Your photos are really good. Are those red berries - highbush cranberries? They look like what I have here. Jack

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    1. Jack, these red berries are viburnum (Kalinka) I love eat them after first frost when viburnum loses its bitterness. Thank you!

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  15. I wouldn't mind a piece of that pie! I didn't know you could cook with chokeberries. Lots of beautiful autumn fruit in your garden. Mine are almost all gone already!

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    1. I would like to leave some berries for birds as well. Thank you, Jason!

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  16. Fantastic collection of flowers and colors
    Greetings :)

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  17. You do have a long to-do list getting ready for winter's arrival! Interesting that your clematis will bloom from June to snow. I don't know if it's me, my garden, or this area, but my clematis do not bloom well. Still, I keep trying. They're such beautiful flowers!

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    1. This clematis 'Rouge Cardinal' is an old plant and suffered off my efforts to replant it, so it blooms well when I leave it in peace.Thank you, Holley!

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  18. I just love your garden Nadezda, the blooms and berries are gorgeous. We've had quite a mild Autumn here in Essex, UK but things ate going to change soon, so the weather people are saying on the tv. We generally don't have too much snow here either but again it varies over the country.
    Patricia x

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    1. I think winter in Essex is milder than here in North. Many plants winter there in ground while I have to store them in cool place all winter. Thank you, Patricia!

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  19. Your blog is so interesting. So lovely. I love your GBBD posts so beautiful. Thank you for sharing. I invite you to visit my blog.
    Have a nice day.
    Endah
    Indonesia

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    1. Hi, Endah!
      Thank you for stopping by!

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  20. I was enjoying all the beautiful autumn sights in your garden, and then I got to that last photo of pie and coffee and it was the best of all!

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  21. So many lovely blooms still gracing your garden, Nadezda. I was thinking of cutting back some of the goldenrod so it wouldn't re-seed so much, but I find it hard to--I agree those fluffy seedheads look good all through the winter. Looks like the birds will have a feast this winter!

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    1. The goldenrod doesn't re-seed much here, in cold climate, because not all seeds mature in summer. It's one of food for birds, I agree, Rose. Thank you!

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  22. There is still plenty of colour in your garden.
    I am getting bored with flowers now, I love leaves and the seed heads of hydrangeas and other big bushes, but I am getting ready to stop work.
    Soon I will be gathering leaves for the leaf compost bin.

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    1. I agree, we have to fill the compost boxes with leaves, grass, the rest of flowers, etc. We all have the list of 'to do'. Thank you, Friko!

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  23. Welcome Nadezda!
    Autumn in your garden is wonderful.
    I admire the great photos ...
    Very delicious cake. He gave a little bit of.
    I send greetings.
    Lucia

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    1. Delicious cake, please help yourself, Lucia! Thank you!

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  24. Nice photos of autumn and I so long for a slice of your fruit pie and a stamy cup of coffee.

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  25. So many lovely Autumn photos Nadezda. I like the bright colour of the sedum and the pale lime green of the hydrangea, but most of all I love the Clematis. I think it is my favourite flower. It's very difficult to choose one favourite flower, but I do love the different varieties of Clematis and yours is such a pretty cerise pink.
    I think you will be very busy this month. So much more to do in a cold country where plants need to be protected from severe weather conditions.
    We are starting to feel warmer days now and yesterday was the first day I needed to water the garden this Spring. Roses are in bud and I noticed the first bloom on my 'Queen Elizabeth' rose today.
    Best wishes, Betty



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    1. Betty, you're in lovely season now --SPRING! All your plants and roses and flowers will grow and bloom. I envy you, how I'd like the cold winter was short and gone fast. Today I was working, covering bushes, roses, rhododendrons to winter. I want all they will survive winter.
      Thank you!

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  26. Esta año octubre está siendo muy cálido también por aquí. Aún no se ven los colores de otoño, pero ya llegará y disfrutaremos muncho con ellos:))
    Tienes unas fotos preciosas como brillan los colores.
    Ya estoy en casa hemos pasado unos días en Madrid, con el "niño" chico:)))
    Me k llevo un trocito de tu tarta que tiene una pinta bueeeniisiimaaa!!!
    Buen domingo amiga .
    Un beso

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    1. Espero que tuvieras buen tiempo en Madrid con tu "niño" (yo le llamo al mio asi mismo!). Si te gusta mi tarta con manzana, pruebala, por favor. Gracias, Laura!

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  27. I came to a return visit to your blog. You have a lot of wonderful pictures of flowers, and many still blooming.
    Greetings and have a nice autumn.
    Sirpa

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  28. Hello Nadezda girl !
    Your pictures are so pretty ! The lighting is perfect for giving a glow to them all especially for Autumn.
    I have many things I should be doing in my garden as well ... just haven't felt up to it yet.
    I am hoping the weather stays good until I can get to all the chores that need to be done too .. fingers crossed for both of us ? LOL
    Joy : )

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    1. Joy, we all gardeners have a lot to do before snow lies. Now the weather is rainy and I only wait to cover my plants.Thank you!

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  29. Your pie looks gorgeous! So do the colours in yourgarden. Asters are amazing, I have them too and love them.

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