Thursday, September 30, 2010

Pastel Autumn Garden

In my Canadian zone 5a garden, many of the plants are winding down for the onset of winter.  There are still many things blooming though in a palette of pastel autumn colours.

A lightly scented 'New Dawn' rose.

The absolute best perennial geranium 'Rozanne'. 

And look who's hiding under 'Rozanne', a perky little pansy.  

A short pink aster.

A tall blue native aster.

A pretty pink butterfly bush.

The carpet roses will continue until a hard frost.

And the second flush of blooms on the lavender is still producing fragrant spikes.

I'm linking with Tootsie Time for Fertilizer Friday to flaunt some of the flowers still blooming in my garden. Why not pop over to see what other gardeners have to feature?


  1. Those are all of my favorite flower colors!!!
    Your New Dawn is so pretty!

  2. Your variety of flowers are all so pretty....Christine

  3. Hi Judith, Your garden is still looking lovely!! I need to balance mine with more asters and fall bloomers:-) I love seeing those happy pansies return to their glory!

  4. Beautiful pastels! Love those Asters.

  5. How pretty your flowers are. I especially like the light pink rose, 'New Dawn,' and the pink butterfly bush. I may look for that last one, as butterfly bushes do well in Florida. Thank you for sharing!

  6. You do still have some pretties in your gardens!

  7. Lovely blooms. I've posted some roses that are still in bloom. But the heavy rains this week have caused them to drop.

  8. Very pretty flowers! Our garden is looking very bedraggled though with bright spots of myriads of holly and pyracantha berries.

  9. I bought a Geranium 'Rozanne' last week at the GG nursery to put in a new bed. I have two others. Love your roses Judith.

  10. They are all beautiful but the New Dawn is my all time favorite light pink rose. Yours is lovely!

  11. So many lovely flowers. And, as always, my favorites are the roses. I really must add a bush or two to our landscaping designs next year - definitely a great boomer and senior gardening project, but in the meantime, thank you for the delightful treat of getting to enjoy yours. :)

  12. Judith, all the lovely colors are so pretty, made doubly precious because of winter looming. Your post made me smile tonight, thank you!

  13. Hi Judith, Your garden has still has beautiful blooms for fall. Take care and have a wonderful weekend.

  14. Oh! Those flowers caught my attention. It seems you have a great flower gardens. How I wish I could have a cool garden like yours. Keep it up!


  15. New Dawn is gorgeous! You are fortunate to have a second bloom of lavender. Do you harvest it and use it, or just enjoy it in the garden? I have Rozanne, too. It seems pretty prolific.
    Hugs, Beth

  16. Isn't it amazing that you still have lavender! And you're right – so many of the late flowers are pastel. I hadn't really noticed that. I always hear great things about Rozanne and will have to try it. Oh, dear, add it to the list! – g

  17. Oh! I love those beautiful flowers so colorful. I also try to collect flowers and put it in a cute vase. I enjoyed reading your article. It makes a lot of sense. Thanks for sharing.



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