No more webs for these spiders.
The leaves have lost their vibrant green, and none of the remaining fruit will ripen.
Other dahlias gave up.
Remember the really tall thistle? Only a husk remains.
The blue remain, but the velvet snaps are all gone!
The Astilbe bed--once glorius, now reduced to dead heads.
Remember this view when it was filled with 70's hot pink clusters?
What was this?
The eastern end of the Astilbe bed.
That beautiful hot pink rhody as it appears most of the year.
Truly fall flowers, but will fall all too soon.
We still have not had the killing frost by the day after Thanksgiving! These violets and snapdragons still struggle to put out some color for the late afternoon sun.
A pepper looking for all the world like a flower, but it can't fool us.
Another pepper hiding at ground level.
The ground cover still greets the sun. Alas, there are not enough heat units to keep up the summer bloom.
A snapdragon keeps up appearances.
Violets turn their heat collectors towards the sun.
A hardy rose keeps a good attitude.
The poor Johnagold--doesn't get thinned in the spring, nor watered in the summer, and golf-ball sized fruit linger on into the Christmas season, trying to look like evergreen ornaments.
Remember those Heirloom Peonies from Genevieve's garden--bright magenta and dark glossy leaves. There they are, the light brown stuff here in their first resting place. They will compost here until spring, when Ann will move them to make way for new weeds.
Here is the second resting place for those peonies. They will be moved here in the spring, where they will finish composting for two or three years. Then the compost pile will be sifted and spread in the garden and tomato house.
Remember the glorious honeysuckle bush down at the next-next-door neighbor's?
The hot-pink rhody really does not like this frigid weather!