The Tuesday View: 26th September 2017

Autumn is my favourite time of year, and this September we are getting plenty of mild sunny days where the garden can be appreciated to the full. I have been focusing on this one view in my garden this year, and I am still noticing things I hadn’t seen before. It has been a wonderful exercise and will be a useful record for future reference.

The Acer is beginning to look really good, framing my Tuesday View on two sides: looking down, slightly to the left…

And looking across from the pathway that goes down behind the Acer…

Looking down to the right the Acer can be seen in the full, with the wonderful Helianthus still flowering like mad…

Aster ‘Lutetia’ is dead centre. Here it is a bit closer up with Hypericum behind it…

Looking back up from the lawn below you can see the Golden Rod on the left, now almost over…

These sedums have been smothered in butterflies when the sun has shone…

And the tall pink Aster ‘Alma Poetschke’ at the bottom of the rockery is just starting to open – nice and early this year…

I managed to catch some of the evening light in the Acer yesterday evening…

I can’t believe it will be October when I post my next view! What is looking good in your garden this September?

Have a good week, and Happy Gardening!

31 thoughts on “The Tuesday View: 26th September 2017

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  2. You shocked me when you said it will be October next week. What has happened to September – it has gone by in a flash. All your images look so full of colour now that the sun is at a lower angle in the sky, I can understand why autumn is your favourite season; it used to be mine when I was a child but recently I’ve preferred spring but as spring is followed by such difficult summers perhaps I might return to autumn as a favourite. Here’s my link to a new view:

    • I do like spring when the first flowers come up and the garden suddenly comes alive again, but autumn is much more than plants for me – pumpkins, roasted chestnuts, shuffling through the leaves, and the smell of bonfires and woodburners. πŸ™‚

  3. Oh my gosh, Cathy, the colors. Your garden is putting on a nice, autumn show, butterflies and all. I love Acers. We have one in our back garden, and like yours it’s starting to show color. We’ve entered into yet another heat wave, not uncommon here. Unfortunately we have heat, dry conditions and winds, so it’s whipped up another fire in the Oakland Hills about an hour away. We are all so ready for cooler temps and rain. For now, I’ll enjoy it vicariously through you.

    • I do hope you get some cooler days soon Alys. I was so ready for autumn and we are being treated to such lovely weather – just warm enough to sit out if the sun shines, but chilly in the shade. πŸ™‚

      • Thank you, Cathy. Today is supposed to be the last of the heatwave. It drops by ten degrees tomorrow and stays there for at least a week. I’m so looking forward to that. We have friends visiting from Canada, so they’ll be arriving to perfect weather.

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  5. Oh no, will it really be October next week!? It sounds so real now 😦
    Will the acer be peaking in the next week or so? I think the autumn colors in this bed are going to be something spectacular (if you’re into that thing lol). I can’t believe all the butterflies on the sedum, it’s not nearly as popular here and has been done for a week or two. ‘Alma Poetschke’. is ending now as well. She does not approve of the heat and drought, I should really water a little.
    I made it this week, here it is. Thanks for hosting!

    • The acer usually peaks around the first or second week of October. πŸ™‚ This bed has never looked so good – the wet summer months made such a difference. The Peacocks always appear en masse when the sedums start flowering. They have been fluttering around our heads as we walk by and it is so lovely watching them! πŸ™‚

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  7. Hi Cathy! After 10 weeks, I’m finally back! My sedum is still going strong, and our butterflies love it, too! That’s a gorgeous picture you took of the evening light with your Acer, and I really like your Helianthus. I am so NOT READY for it to be October yet, and our current weather certainly belies its proximity–I think the past few days here have been hotter than the real summer! Here is my view this week:

    • Glad you are back and your garden is giving you pleasure – despite your heatwave! I love October, and just hope we get more of this calm, mild weather with plenty of sunshine! But still, I feel September was very short this year too! πŸ™‚

    • The Acer has really set the scene for this bed, and grasses and autumn flowers look best with it as a backdrop. I also feel autumn is a time of new beginnings as I will be planting a few bulbs soon. πŸ™‚ Thanks for joining me again Amy!

  8. Cathy the Acer has changed in a whole week, it’s beautiful. The pink Aster “Alma Poetschke” I love. The Helianthus is divine with its beautiful flowers. The whole garden is wonderful. Good and happy week. Greetings from Margarita.

  9. More butterflies! You definitely have a garden that attracts them. πŸ™‚ I love that you note your own ability to notice new things as you take your photos and study your view of the garden. As well as you know each plant, it’s so nice to know that even you find new ways to appreciate your garden’s every nook and cranny!

    • I used to have a list of all the plants in my garden but it got far too long and mixed up too after some plants died/were eaten and I forgot to add some new ones… πŸ˜‰

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