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Oct032016

Hello October.

Yesterday night the temperatures dropped to two degrees. Yikes. After the wonderful late summer we´ve had it is somehow hard to accept that it will be autumn eventually. So I thought before the first frost hits I´d take a few pictures of my wonderful dahlias... I am so in love with them and am planning a massive dahlia border in my garden next year. Someone please remind me to make it happen in spring? 

I also harvested our pumpkins today and tons of basil (freezer is stocked with pesto again!). And yes, I sort of regret to not have taken those pumpkins out of our dirty wheelbarrow for the picture, but sometimes reality has to be good enough. 

There´s this dreamy light again. Also I can´t wait for my hydrangea hedge to fill in. It´s been looking so lovely already this year, why did I wait so long to plant them? (Answer: First I couldn´t decide and then it wasn´t in the budget. Story of my life.)

The chickens send greetings too. I love how Florentine (the grey hen) looks in this picture. We lost our white hen last month to a mistery illness. Heartbreak. It´s funny how chickens are such silly creatures and still I care for them so much. Anyway. Happy October to all of you! 
PS: It´s German Unity Day today so as usual I´m linking back to this post. Love you, Eastern Germany!

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I LOVE dahlias. I border my garden with them. Totally worth the work of digging and storing the tubers. PS your chard looks like it's on steroids!

October 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJessB

I've never thought of freezing pesto. This is a great idea as pesto is so expensive to buy. I loveyour dahlias. This is THE plant for good cheer. I keep persevering with Arabian Night and have lost 2 plants already but I think I have it in the wrong spot. However I have managed to grow the most amazing 6 foot tall 'Edinburgh' that fills me with joy all summer. Right now I check every day to see if new spring shoots have appeared even though it's still early. Hi to the happy chooks!

October 5, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSally

PS I love the photo of the gate to the fields. In that light it looks like the entrance to a fairy tale

October 5, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSally

So pretty, Katrin. And I particularly love that you shot the pumpkins in your actual dirty-from-use wheelbarrow. Big thumbs up for keeping it real.
Your mentioning dahlias made me think of @benpentreath and his partner @mccormickcharlie - do you follow their Instagrams? They have a really pretty garden in Dorset that of late has featured a fair amount of rather spectacular dahlias.

October 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCatbird Farm

Everything looks lovely. I really can see the vision behind that hydrangea hedge. I am debating whether to put a couple in our front yard, I think you may have convinced me. Everything looks so green and lush there! By June everything has crisped up here, (Oregon) as we have little to no rain in the months of July or August. But it should start to rain soon, then it doesn't stop!

October 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

JessB - I know!! All my neighbors ask what I did with my chard! No idea what´s going on here.

Sally - happy to hear you enjoyed that particular photo, I wasn´t so sure about it! As for dahlias, I´m pretty much a beginner so I´m amazed that they turned out so well!

RC - oh yes I do follow them! That dahlia border is a dream... and an inspiration :-)

Sarah - we had very little rain over the past months too but once September comes around everything recovers. Part of why I love autumn so much!

October 16, 2016 | Registered CommenterKatrin

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