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I know it's Autumn when....

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…the vine leaves change colour.

Vitis coignetiae

Vitis vinifera ‘Purpurea’

…when leaves turn to a scarlet waterfall before the wind blows them away.

Parthenocissus quinquefolia

…when berries change to orange or red ready to feed the birds.

Pyracantha

Berberis thunbergii

Cotoneaster horizontalis

….when the stream wall is glorious.

Parthenocissus tricuspidata

…when conkers fall on the gravel under the horse chestnut tree, shining and smooth.

….when Hamamelis leaves glow in the border

….and Itea virginica ‘Little Henry’ turns from green to maroon.

…when the brightest Aster of all glows in the flowerbed.

Aster ‘Alma Potschke’

…and Dahlias have a final fling before the first frosts

Dahlia ‘Famoso’

while Sedums are flowering like pink plates beckoning butterflies.

Sedum spectabile

…when soft seedheads are as beautiful in the rain as the flowers that went before

Clematis tangutica

and I plant pretty little violas in place of dead lobelia and past-it petunias.

…when my box of bulbs arrives – but it’s pouring with rain, so I can’t plant them

Then I know it’s Autumn!

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What a smashing blog Spritz. your garden must look a picture with all those wonderful colours. It is truly a garden for all seasons. Makes me start thinking I should consider Autumn colour more carefully.

1 Oct, 2010

 

Busy time ahead, Spritz....just need the rain to stop...happy bulb planting!

Your photos really show what a beautiful season we are in...love the autumn colours too! Lots of berries for the birds :)

1 Oct, 2010

 

breath taking photos - oh wow - the colours GLOW!

1 Oct, 2010

 

Lovely photos. I particularly like the Clematis tangutica shot.

1 Oct, 2010

 

Lovely blog Spritz.....I do love all the shades of the Autumn.., and I know what you mean about not being able to get out. Been pouring here now for 36 hours solid....tut......Lol

1 Oct, 2010

 

Loved the blog, super pics and captions........OH has planted up three tubs of bulbs, bless!! just got in before the rain. I hope you have better luck this year with your bulbs.

1 Oct, 2010

 

Your photos show us that whatever the time of year and whatever the weather, there is always colour to be found, and where there is colour, there is happiness, joy, smiles and surprises! Wonderful!!!!

1 Oct, 2010

 

Just love that clem seedhead!!!! Great blog Spritz :o)

2 Oct, 2010

 

Nice one Barbara ;o)

2 Oct, 2010

 

What a lovely blog Barbara :o) I do like the autumn. You'r garden must look just as spectacular now as it did in the high summer.

Now you've given me an idea for some things I shall put on that list. - I'll have to move my Cotoneaster hirizontalis to where I can see it better, and find somewhere to plant my Parthenocissus, which has been in a pot for 4 years and doesn't like it there.
I have started to make the list from memory, but it has been raining too much for me to go out and see what really needs doing. I hope I can do it over the week end.
I hope you didn't get the torrential rain we had yesterday.

2 Oct, 2010

 

Very orderly and very cleverly your lovely photos were set up and described.
Wonderful.

2 Oct, 2010

 

Too many lovely pics to pick just one, lovely thoughtful reminder that each season has its beauty. I don't have any asters, and love your Alma Potschke. Does she suffer from mildew? if not ...she's on my little list:-) I have bought some erigeron karvinskianus profusion seeds off Ebay and would welcome any tips on sowing and growing. I haven't opened the packet yet in case I sneeze lol, talk about little seeds!!! I would probably have done better buying a few plants and letting them seed themselves:-)

2 Oct, 2010

 

great blog B and lovely photos :-) hope you get to plant your bulbs today

2 Oct, 2010

 

Thanks, all - I'm pleased that you enjoyed it! Yes, it poured down yesterday, but the sun's out today, so I might get some bulbs in. :-)))

Ba - as my Erigerons seed themselves everywhere, I don't think you'll have trouble in getting them to grow - try adding some dry silver sand to sow them. Alma is a well-behaved lady - she wouldn't 'dream' of allowing mildew to sully her beauty! lol.

2 Oct, 2010

 

Lovely blog and great photos, aren't the autumn colours glorious,it is dry and bright here today but cold.

2 Oct, 2010

 

she's on my little list then. Should i scatter some now or sow indoors in pots?:-)

2 Oct, 2010

 

Try both! If you don't succeed by any chance, give me a yell and I'll dig you up a few little plants.

2 Oct, 2010

 

Stunning pictures as always spritz, fantastic photography.I'm green with envy!
the conker and viola are my favourite, and the clematis, and the...ok all of them. I hope this weekends wind and rain doesn't blow away all the autumn colour.

2 Oct, 2010

 

wonderful Spritz, the blog and photo's are absolutely beautiful

2 Oct, 2010

 

Wonderful splashes of colour to cheer us up, thanks Spritz.

2 Oct, 2010

 

Will do, thanks Spritz;-)

2 Oct, 2010

 

Lovely blog Spritz. :)

2 Oct, 2010

 

Thanks. :-))) My box of bulbs is half empty now! Yayy!!

2 Oct, 2010

 

So you didn't garden by lamplight then Spritz!

2 Oct, 2010

 

this brighted up a rather depressing day here. thanks spritz.

2 Oct, 2010

 

Lovely photo's Spritz, especially the Vitis coignetiae. Glad to hear you managed to get some of your bulbs planted. It was dry and mostly sunny hear today as well but the soil is sodden after the constant rain yesterday.

2 Oct, 2010

 

I only planted up containers, not into the soil. The others will have to wait! Anyway, the rain has started again...:-(((( No gardening by torch or anything now!

2 Oct, 2010

 

Beautiful colours Spritz as always for autumn. I see lots of red creepers & trees on the way to work ... lovely to watch them change!

2 Oct, 2010

 

Beautiful array of colours Spritz and the birds are going to enjoy a feast in your garden, the stream wall looks amazing it radiates warmth, just what we need now........

2 Oct, 2010

 

What a lovely colourful blog Spritz. You almost need sunglasses to go out there! Lol

2 Oct, 2010

 

What - in this weather, Ian? I'd probably fall in the stream! LOL.

Thanks, Fluff and Ll...

3 Oct, 2010

 

poring down here too and loads of bulbstoo pan as wel. oh wll at least we can enjoy lovely blogs like this . thanks xx

3 Oct, 2010

 

A lovely blog Spritz, so much colour and beautifully photographed and described. :o))

3 Oct, 2010

 

You're welcome, Cristina, and thank you, Lily. I appreciate that! :-))

3 Oct, 2010

 

Lovely blog, Spritz, and lovely colourful photos too. I like autumn as much as I like spring (and summer and winter!) - hope you soon get better weather to plant your box of bulbs.

3 Oct, 2010

 

Oh, so do I, Gee! I'm glad you enjoyed the blog. :-))

3 Oct, 2010

 

Oh, you mustn't do that Spritz, Henry will jump in beside you! Lol

3 Oct, 2010

 

He sure would, Ian! lol.

3 Oct, 2010

 

Excellent pics Spritz, no shortage of colour. May I thank you for naming the Sedum, I have it too but didn't know it's name.

4 Oct, 2010

 

Glad to be of assistance, Heron! Thanks for the lovely comment. :-))

4 Oct, 2010

 

Your photos just glow! Some of the names helped me out as well ;-)

Is the Berberis thunbergii the picture above or below?

5 Oct, 2010

 

The photo is above the name, Pam - sorry if I confused you!

Glad you liked my photos, though. :-))

5 Oct, 2010

 

WOW !! superb SH , terrific captures. Can I ask what camera you use ?

7 Oct, 2010

 

Hi Bizzybee, thank you. It's a Fuji FinePix F 50, if that means anything to you?

7 Oct, 2010

 

Well it is Friday 8th Oct. and the weekend weather is set to be good. I have really enjoyed your blog Spritz. Your photographs alway put the rest of us to shame. Fantastic!

8 Oct, 2010

 

Thank you, Linda - I enjoy putting blogs together, and it's lovely to hear that people enjoy reading them and looking, too! Not altogether true, though - so many beautiful photos get posted, not just mine...:-))

8 Oct, 2010

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