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A garden throughout the season.

This summer has not been what I expected in a few ways. I am trying to be okay with that. The concept of summer is probably a bit like the concept of birthdays, one does look forward to them but in the end they often disappoint. Anyway. I took pictures of my late summer garden and I am going to post them here even if they are probably mighty repetitive by now. However I somehow like that my garden is being documented here throughout the season. 

I still like this pot of pelargoniums. And Lulu I like too.

There´s this late summer light again that I love so much.

This is the year of almost zero apples and almost zero plums. My little boscop tree however is a fine exception.

The roses are back! I got two additional ones along the fence this year. 

I don´t know how many people have asked me what plant this is. It´s called Succisella inflexa 'Frosted Pearls' and it´s absolutely my new favorite. So happy and weird at the same time. 

Yesterday I looked at the dahlias and thought "I really should take a few pictures, they are so nice" and that´s how this blog post came to pass.

Quite pretty if I may say so myself. Next year I´ll even plant more and I think I´ll skip the very big and heavy ones - they sure are pretty but aren´t conducive to what I am trying to achieve here.

The very first ripe pumpkin. Soup tomorrow.

Never enough sunflowers.

No I couldn´t bring myself to kill the zinnias. They are still doing so well. We´re going to have to buy brussels sprouts in the super market this winter. Not a terrible trade-off if I can look at this beauty a little while longer. 

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Reader Comments (3)

You've done a great job with your garden during this zero-summer-season. It is so beautiful and the late-summer-light is so special. Thanks for sharing! (I will keep my fingers crossed for a 1+++-Summer in 2018.)

August 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

I just can't get over how rich and layered everything has become! I am also appreciating the sublime quality of light you've captured!

September 1, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

Your summer might have been disappointing for you but the photos of it aren't. I know that feeling of disappointment though when the apples don't fruit well and you have to wait another whole year. Last year I had 11 baby peaches on my 2 year old peach tree and a storm came through and then there were none. Even cropped your lavender river looks great. And the dahlias and zinnias are so joyful. You must enjoy having bouquets of them on your table.

September 12, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSally

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