Gardens forum: September photos

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Imagerannveig
Sep 21, 2010 9:06 AM CST
Name: Rannveig
Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
This is turning out to be a record breaking growing season! A early spring without any late frosts, followed by a very warm summer and now followed by a very warm fall! Those never go together as far as a can remember!

It's the 21st of september and the girls are still wearing sneakers! I did get the thick winter coat out for my younger daughter since we've had a few crisp mornings in the low 40's ... but daytime temps are still in the 50's!

The trees are turning, if the weather keeps for a few more weeks we should get really good autumn colors .. here's hoping the big storms stay south of us.

Here are a few photos from the garden:

Thumb of 2010-09-21/rannveig/f69e92 Thumb of 2010-09-21/rannveig/8191af Thumb of 2010-09-21/rannveig/6664cf

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ImageKelli
Sep 21, 2010 11:05 AM CST
Name: Kelli
California
Where summer is winter
Warm fall.... hmmm... days in the 50s and low 40s at night. That's winter here, girl! Hilarious! The variety of the earth is wonderful. (Yes, winter here is nicer than summer here, IMO.) Beautiful pictures and colors! The bridge makes me think of a Japanese garden.
ImageCalif_Sue
Sep 21, 2010 11:21 AM CST
Name: Sue
Sebastopol, CA.
Zone 9a
Beautiful Rann!
By the way, in the last post of your Aug. thread, you need to add a space between your link here and the colon : so that the link is clickable.
Imagerannveig
Sep 21, 2010 11:38 AM CST
Name: Rannveig
Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
Hilarious! I know Kelli - but by now we should be down into the 30's - 40's ;-) Thanks - I was going for a Japanese garden look for that corner although I didn't have the reserve to keep the perennials out ... but I did make that part of the garden a pink/white garden .... and that's pretty reserved for me ;-) Whistling

Thanks for the tip Sue - fixed it Big Grin
Imageherbie43
Sep 21, 2010 1:06 PM CST
Name: Franklin Troiso
Rutland MA
Zone 6b
we were in the 40's last night but today it's about 70 deg and tomorrow and thursday they are talking about 82 to 85 degrees. i like that.

Beautiful Souls like Frank leave lasting memories in the hearts of those he touched .
ImageCalif_Sue
Sep 21, 2010 4:49 PM CST
Name: Sue
Sebastopol, CA.
Zone 9a
What is the pretty silver plant in the last image?
Imagerannveig
Sep 21, 2010 5:05 PM CST
Name: Rannveig
Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
Sue - it's Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippophae_rhamnoides
ImageCalif_Sue
Sep 21, 2010 7:52 PM CST
Name: Sue
Sebastopol, CA.
Zone 9a
Thanks, I also looked it up on DG, some nice comments on there.
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/54046/
Imagerannveig
Sep 22, 2010 2:13 AM CST
Name: Rannveig
Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
Sue - it's a really nice shrub. I only have one plant so I don't get any berries, you need a male and a female plant for that. I'd like another one, problem is I don't know which I already have .... . They're really pretty, never heard of them being eaten, but apparantly you can judging from the comments on DG.

This is another very pretty silver leaved shrub that's also hardy here:

Eleagnus commutata 'Skíma' which is an icelandic cultivar. Not sure what the difference is between it and the species. For some reason it's decided to grow mostly downwards instead of up ... maybe because it's too crowded....
Thumb of 2010-09-22/rannveig/d183b9 Thumb of 2010-09-22/rannveig/2680be
ImageCalif_Sue
Sep 22, 2010 1:33 PM CST
Name: Sue
Sebastopol, CA.
Zone 9a
It's beautiful, stands out against the dark back drop!
Imageherbie43
Sep 22, 2010 4:25 PM CST
Name: Franklin Troiso
Rutland MA
Zone 6b
i have to admit i have never heard of half the plants that go on this cubit but i likethe pictures.

Hilarious!
Beautiful Souls like Frank leave lasting memories in the hearts of those he touched .
Imagerannveig
Sep 23, 2010 1:44 AM CST
Name: Rannveig
Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
Thanks Sue :-)

Hilarious! Frank - well, that's something ;-)
Imageherbie43
Oct 1, 2010 5:44 PM CST
Name: Franklin Troiso
Rutland MA
Zone 6b
i must admit i find vegetables more exciting

Beautiful Souls like Frank leave lasting memories in the hearts of those he touched .
Imagerannveig
Oct 2, 2010 1:03 PM CST
Name: Rannveig
Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
I have to admit I have a hard time getting excited about vegetables ..... I did grow some carrots this year and we're looking forward to eating them Big Grin
Imageherbie43
Oct 3, 2010 6:09 AM CST
Name: Franklin Troiso
Rutland MA
Zone 6b
there is nothing, absolutely nothing like a fresh tomato pulled from the vine and cut for a BLT. Hilarious!
Beautiful Souls like Frank leave lasting memories in the hearts of those he touched .
CarolineScott
Oct 12, 2010 9:10 AM CST
I've enjoyed seeing your September photos.
Imagerannveig
Oct 12, 2010 9:21 AM CST
Name: Rannveig
Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
Thank you Caroline :-)


Imagerannveig
Oct 13, 2010 7:07 AM CST
Name: Rannveig
Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
Here's a new thread for October: http://cubits.org/icelandgardening/thread/view/38410/

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