It’s finally autumn!


Who wouldn’t enjoy some beautiful flowers?  This is the first year that I have successfully grown flowers and I’m SO happy with the results.  In reality, I only tried one other time and they were flowers I purchased at a garden center and then planted way too close to the front of the house and the rain coming off the roof killed them.  I had many flowers started from seed this year, along with some purchased rosebushes (all flowered this first year, too!) and some plants given to me from a good friend of mine. Before this the only thing I was successful at growing was vegetables and houseplants, so these were a great treasure to me!

I got to enjoy them for a long while, at least here in Maine what we call a “long while”. I wanted to take the picture when I picked them the other day so that I could have the reminder during the long, cold days of winter. I know that when spring comes again next year, I’ll have some peeking up through the soil, since I planted both annuals and perennials. Each year will be a learning experience for me, one I’m thoroughly looking forward to!

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10 Responses to It’s finally autumn!

  1. Joanna Faggiole says:

    They are beautiful!!!

    • Thanks, Joanna – I think they are, too! I feel so accomplished finally growing something other than veggies. I wish you could have seen all the flowers, bushes and shrubs we planted in the yard – it definitely looked different this year!

  2. CHARLENE says:

    They are beautiful! I would of loved to have seen your yard. We have to try to get together sometime soon.

  3. Yes, we do need to get together – it’s been way too long! I wish you could have seen the yard too, I was so proud of it. It’s almost all dead now, but guess what? The rosebushes actually bloomed for the second time last week – I didn’t think they’d bloom the first time since they were planted so late! I bought one red rose bush when I was at Mom’s, then 3 more at Marden’s. I bought one yellow, one pink and one red. They all bloomed yellow – guess it’s true that you get what you pay for! Thanks for stopping by and be sure to drop in again!

  4. Jake says:

    I am convinced you should be a column writer now.. 😉

    P.S. nice flowers.

  5. Well, if you’re convinced Jake… LOL – thanks for the visit and the comment – come back soon!

  6. Robin says:

    I read most of the site:) You are a great writer, I must say!!! We do have some things in common that’s for sure:) Gardening, canning, sewing, and I have also been making my own laundry soap for over a year now. The flowers are very pretty. Did you make the doily also? Keep up the good work, mainegreengirl!

    • Thanks for the visit, Robin! I knew we had a lot in common and thought you’d be interested in the blog and in future posts I’ll be making. I have some upcoming topics such as homemade laundry soap & dish soap, recycling plastic bags, etc. Hope you’ll “follow” the blog, I look forward to your comments! Yes, I made the cloth under the vase, it’s one of quite a few things I did with some leftover quilt squares. 🙂

  7. Those are beautiful. I finally found the secret for me and growing things. Stick them in the ground and don’t touch them again!

  8. Ha ha, I like your style!

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