Welcome to Boxwood Cottage!

So glad that you found me! My blog is about everything I love like gardening, decorating my home & garden and crafting. Although I'm from Germany I write my blog in English so that hopefully every visitor can read it. Hope you'll stay a while and will leave me a comment so that I know that you were here! xoxo Carola

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Pictures from my fall garden

Once again I have to apology for the lack of postings to you dear readers and blogging friends, I hope you'll forgive me again! My sister has finally moved into her new house and needed me a lot as a babysitter for my niece and nephew in the moving process as well as a moving helper, also I had a lot of work in the office and tried to use every spare moment I could find to create. I have further had a very sad case of death in my family lately, my mums dear sister, my fave auntie died after she broke her leg and had to have 2 surgeries which was to much for her, so I also needed some time to spend with my mum and my close family and of course time to grieve for her.

I know that I owe you all a big garden update having not posted for so long, so here are my fave garden pictures of the last 4 weeks:

The red Admiral (Vanessa atlanta) seem to love my garden very much this season and I love to take pictures of him.

Above is a combination of Pelargonium with vanilla scenting Heliotrop on one of my patio iron tables which still looks and scents very well.
Some beautiful roses are still blooming like the English rose "Wenlock":

My fave plant in my fall garden is the redish "Sedum spectabile", blooming together with the purple Verbena bonariensis and a pink Chrysanthemum which is not yet blooming:

Some roses are still blooming in my little rose border too.
Like the gorgeous "Augusta Luise" See close up they look much better and scents so good:

Another favorite in my fall garden is the Snapdragon which literally glows in the sun:

Oh and not to forget my darling Eden rose 85 (also called "Pierre de Ronsard" in some countries) which blooms and blooms:

Another shot of the Sedum border:

The honey bees loves the Sedum too!

And the bumblebee enjoys some late blooms of the "Buddleja davidii" :

The Admiral is sipping sweet nectar from the "Verbena bonariensis" also called "Verbena Argentina":

I bought this enchanting Penstemon last month and hope to get it through the winter this year it has a very delicious purple color:

Lastly a picture of my sweet grape vine:

If again I should not get around to post for a longer period for whatever reason it may be and you are interested in my latest pictures and crafts you can always have a look in my flickr pictures (just click on the little flickr mosaic that you see in my side bar here to get there) because I upload pictures there quite regularly.
I have started to create for Christmas now seeing that we don't celebrate Halloween here in Germany and I think you can never start early enough.
Have a fabulous new week everyone and hopefully you can enjoy some golden fall days too!
Hugs Carol(a) xox
P.S.: I hope to find the time to visit all your beautiful and inspiring blogs in the next days and I also have some swaps to finally send off, please bear with me!


Sandy said...

I love looking at your garden photos. They are so clear & crisp the flowers & butterflies almost look like they are leaping off the page.

MariaJ said...

Its so nice to hear of you again. So there has happened so much during the past 4 weeks. I'm so sorry to hear about your fav.aunt.
My summer flowers were also blooming: snapdragons, Cosmoses etc but I got this fall feeling when the leaves are falling from the trees. The weather has been warm and nice so I decided to create all those fall displays a week ago. (I hate to do that when its rainy and cold). Your pics are beautiful as always. Especially I'm fond of that Eden rose...oh how charming it is. Oh and those grapes...delicious. Now I'm thinking...theres also another climber with the grapes...wisteria? Which one is in the pot..or none of these?

Carol said...

Thank you Sandy I instantly delete all photos which are not clear cause I think it hurts the eyes looking at them lol

Maria thank you for your nice words! Yes you are right there is the Wisteria growing between the grape vine, it's the pink Wisteria you saw in my May/June pictures. In the pot is a small Clematis called Angeligue which is blooming in May/June too.

Miss Peach>(^,^)< said...

Liebe Carol! I have so enjoyed looking in on your world over the past 2 years. I get homesick for my beloved Germany and you make me feel so close to home. Your beautiful home and garden have given me many soothing memories of Oma und Opa when I was a child in Augsburg. You have captured my style to perfection in your wonderful stylish world and I thank you for the many visits I have had. Today I just wanted you to know...
Mein Herzliches Beleid fur deine Tante...
Liebe grusse aus Amerika...Miss Peach

Donna O. said...

Oh, oh, oh!!! GOR-GE-OUS. My fav is the Eden Rose photo but the butterflies are spectacular, too!!

Debbie said...

I don't know why I couldn't leave a comment yesterday. That has happened to me before. It is strange!
Forgot to mention in the email that I love the pics of the bumble bee. He's soooo cute!

Mrs. Staggs said...

My condolences to you and to your family, Carol. I know that you will miss your aunt.
Your garden is lovely in all seasons, but I especially like it in the autumn. The grapes are so pretty, and I love the black bird.
Take care, sweetie. I'm glad to hear from you.

Rosemary said...

Your garden pictures are beautiful.
Thanks so much for sharing them with us.
I don't understand why you do not celebrate Halloween in German, considering some of the best antique Halloween decorations come from Germany???
I would love to know,

Sugar Bear said...

My sympathies to you and your family. You certainly have had a full schedule. The garden is beautiful as always.

Natalea said...

Carol! very pretty pictures, love them all! wishing you all the best during this busy time!
xo natalea

Vickie said...

My sympathies to you. It's difficult to lose someone. I do love the photos of your garden. They are such a joy to look at. I hope things are not so stressfull for you soon.

Sabine said...

Beautiful pictures Carola. Your garden still looks great in the Fall.
My condolences to you and your family.I wish you all the best.
Gruß,Sabine (Forget-me-not)
Ps. Hope you don't mind that i put a link to you on my blog.

OhSoVintage said...

I am so sorry to hear of your sad loss. You have obviously been a great help and comfort to other members of your family so don't apologise for not having the time to blog!! Time and again I read blogs where we ladies feel guilty for not having the time to post on here, but we shouldn't - our lives are busy enough. On a lighter note, your photos are stunning and I so enjoyed looking at all your beautiful and particularly colourful plants - my favourite is the snapdragons.

JayJay said...

Daer Carol,

beautiful fotos to look at.

Und mein Beileid für den Verlust in Deiner Familie.

Hughs and kisses

aus Riensberg


GeorgiaPeachez said...

Hi Carol, your garden is just stunningly beautiful and I am supremely jealous! We have had a drought here in Virginia all summer and my yard and garden are like a dust bowl. It is inspiring to see your beautiful garden because I know that when the rain does finally come the garden will spring back to life. I always enjoy stopping by your blog! xo, suzy

Joanna said...

Your garden is still so full of colour. Sorry to hear about your aunt, hope your mums ok. I have finally sorted out my seeds along with envelopes and tomorrow they are going in the post.

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Dear Carol, my sympathies to you and your dear family on the passing of your aunt. Your garden photos always make me smile! I especially love the photo of your grapevine. I thought of you this morning, as my mailman has been bringing my German Christmas catalogs! =)

Naturegirl said...

Carola sending you my sincerest condolences in hearing of your dear aunt passing! I can imagine it is a difficult time for your whole family.I send an angel of comfort to you and your mother.
Your garden I am sure in all it's glory gives you some comfort.
Thank you for taking the time in coming by my blog to wish me well.
Thinking of you and your family..I hold you in my prayers! hugs Anna

Gena said...

Oh Carol! I am so sorry to hear of your loss, you and your family are in my prayers.xx.As always your garden looks amazing!and how tame is that little butterfly! thank you for stopping by my blog, and thank you for that link about soldering, I shall take a look at it.xx

Deb said...

Sending sincere condolences to you and your family.
Your garden looks amazing Carol ~ I loved the pictures of your flowers, butterfly & bumble bee.

Soleil said...

So sorry to hear about your Dear Auntie. You and your family are in my prayers. I'm completely overwhelmed by the beauty of your garden. So inspiring!

Take Care!

Whimsy Pink said...

so so pretty!I wish i had a garden like that!

Handplockat said...

OOh Totally love your blogg

hugs from Sweden

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Carol, so sorry to hear about your aunt. Your garden is looking beautiful. I love "Autumn Joy" I don't have any myself outside this house but would like to get some in seasons to come. Love your beautiful roses too. My carpet roses are still blooming as well. That and my coreopsis and annuals in pots, are the only things still producing flowers for me.

Dorthe said...

Love all the gorgeous element here!!! great job.
I'am certain I will be back.

Anonymous said...

Dear Carol,

I'm so sorry to hear about your aunt, my condolences to you and your family. It sounds like your plate is very full right now and stressful. I hope you take the time to spend in your garden, healing, reflecting and no doubt finding inspiration for your beautiful creations. Thinking of you and hoping that your schedule will soon calm down. Hugs, TWT

P.S. I absolutely enjoyed every picture, it was well worth the wait.

Hanneles paradise said...

Wonderful photos.

Barbara said...

The photos were worth waiting for as usual.
You certainly have been busy Carol.
Sorry to hear about your Aunt but wonderful that you can be with your Mother. That is much more important that keeping up with your blog. Missed you though.

Anita said...

Oh Carola, Dein Herbstgarten sieht so wunderbar aus! *seufz* Wie schöööön!

Stell Dir vor, ich habe meinen ersten Stiefel schon fertig und gerade war ich einkaufen in meinen Lieblingsstoffladen! Hast Du die neuste "Living & More" Creativ? Da ist eine total süße Wimpel-Girlande für einen Adventskranz drin - die würde ich gerne nachnähen... aber 40 Wimpel? Uff!!!! ;-)))

Viele liebe Grüße und viel Spaß und Erfolg Dir bei den Weihnachtsvorbereitungen!


Sandra Evertson said...

It seems like I always visit when you do a garden post! Enjoyed looking back at all your lovely Creations!
Sandra Evertson

Hillside Garden said...

Hallo Carola, du bist ja nicht mehr sehr oft hier! Dein Herbstgarten ist so schön, schade dass wir so weit auseinander wohnen. Weihnachtsvorbereitungen treffe ich derzeit noch nicht, aber bald wird es sich nicht vermeiden lassen.


La Tea Dah said...

Your garden is absolutely beautiful! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing! I enjoyed my visit very much!


Barbara said...

Hallo Carola, bin hier irgendwie gelandet und mal sitzengeblieben, um alles anzusehen. Wunderschöner Garten ,der ja, wie ich gelesen habe, deiner Nachbarin gehört. Werde bestimmt mal wieder vorbeischauen.Liebe Grüße Barbara

Carol said...

Thank you all so much for the many kind comments and your consolations it means a lot to me!

Barbara - nein das ist ein Missverständnis, dies ist mein Garten. Ich hatte hier noch ein zweites Blog eingerichtet für meine Nachbarin bzw. ihren Garten, aber das habe ich eben gelöscht, da ich eh nicht dazu komme es upzudaten. Mein Profil habe ich aktualisiert.

Carola xox

Mia said...

I was so sorry to learn about your favourite aunt, Carol. And one does not always have time to blog anyhow, but I am pleased to see a new posting here. And your garden is looking just as beautiful as ever. I must say I envy you living so much further south than I do, my garden is more or less done for this season, and I will have to wait ever so many months for a new gardening season to begin. But it is nice to do other things, like crafting, when not gardening, and as you say, Christmas is comming (usually sooner than I expect...) so there is enough to do.

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Carol, thank you so much for stopping by our Blog, so nice to hear from you! Please accept our sincere sympathy on the passing of your aunt. Your garden is stunning, the grape vine is doing so well and of one our fave's the magnificent Pierre de Ronsard is gorgoeus!! Your daughter is in a beautiful area of Melbourne, right on our bay with a famous bathing beach that has little bathing boxes on them, quite unique in Melbourne! You must miss her!! My Mum and sister were born in Gelsenkirchen area! We do hope you'll drop by again! Have a lovely week :) Jenn and Jacqui

Mary said...

Your garden photos are awesome! I love every flower here.

My sincere condolences in the passing of your loved one. I will keep you in my prayers.


FrenchGardenHouse said...

Hi Carol! It's always such a treat to visit your beautiful blog. I am so sorry to hear about your favorite Tante, I know you will miss her.

Love your garden, and pretty much everything about you...
hugs, Lidy

FrenchGardenHouse said...

ps...forgot to mention your Eden still looks stunning, as do your grapes. You have the green thumb! (and the glitter fairy thumb!)

ShabbyInTheCity said...

So sorry for your loss. It is never easy.
Your garden is just way beyond beautiful and so is your photography!!! I know so many bloggers would love to meet you in person. I'm going to see your flickr for sure! I'm inspired now to make my gardens more special :)

Sweet Roses & Vintage Chique said...

Hi Carol,

Sorry to read about the passing of your favourite aunt. My sincere condolences for your loss.

I've been lurking around on your blog for quite some time now. Just want to telle you I LOve your little world! Looks like you got some great gifts! I've been looking for the foof-a-life book for a while now. Should be a lot of eye candy! Enjoy it!

Kari & Kijsa said...

WOW! What absolutely gorgeous phtography! And an even more lovely garden!

kari & kijsa

One Crabapple said...

Always amazing here in Carol's Garden !

Beautiful and W O N D E R F U L !

Love those BEES !

xxo- Happy Autumn.
The pictures are lovely.


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