Some people think that fall is the end of gardening season. But I think fall is the best season to enjoy gardens. The earth is so full of color this time of year and weeds are no longer prolific.
Today is the first Saturday of the month and that means it’s time to join my cozy living blogging friends! We’re all sharing what we enjoy this time of month – you can see their posts at the bottom of this post.
I’m sharing the beauty of fall gardens today. Recently I took a trip down the road to a U-Pick flower farm at Shady Hill Gardens. I knew they had sunflowers but I didn’t know how beautiful they were until I saw them in person.
When I arrived the lovely lady gave me a basket and a set of pruning shears to cut sunflowers, zinnias, and other flowers in their garden.
Spring flowers are pretty, but fall flowers are so rich in color and beautiful.
If you’ve never been to a U-pick flower farm, you should go if you have one in your area. The quality of flowers is so fresh and the blooms are beautiful.
Shady Hill Garden is where you’ll find these beautiful blooms in a U-Pick garden. Honestly, I felt a little guilty removing flowers from this pretty field – but it did feel wonderful being surrounded by all that color. The flowers were just 69 cents per stem.
Not only are fall gardens rich in color, but usually there are less bugs this time of year which makes being outside in gardens more enjoyable. Not to mention, everything is full grown in the gardens this time of year.
Even my garden pond is more enjoyable in the fall season. Everything is full grown and the days are slightly cooler and less humid.
Not to mention, my Violicious waterlily is blooming profusely right now.
Violocious waterlilies are a new hybrid of purple waterlilies that come back year after year.
The aquatic mint in my pond is also growing profusely and looks better now than it did all year. That’s what I love about fall gardens. They’re mature and beautiful.
Here are a few more garden photos from another local nursery that features vintage items and garden structures in their gardens – like this rusty old kitchen piece.
This quirky garden shed is so cute and makes me want something like this out in our yard where we’re creating garden zones.
I love visiting nurseries and gardens this time of year. There’s so much to enjoy and the weather is fabulous.
Spring Bluff Nursery even has a cute friendly goat!
And a no-longer-in-use outhouse with a green roof! If you need a pick-me-up or mood booster, go visit your local nursery or a botanical garden. You’ll find the peace and beauty to be a real spirit-lifter.
Check out my cozy living blogging friends below to see what they enjoy during the month of September!