I wonder when…

…it was last utilized?  And, if it can even be opened?


In some places…

…the Autumn plantings are lush and warm!  (I truly wish professional landscapers would take the time to acclimate the mums, remove them from their pots, plant, then give them sufficient water to establish themselves, as these landscapers obviously did.)

Native Grasses and Chrysanthemums

In others…not so much!  (These poor mums, which have only been placed about a week ago (I’m certain they were still in their pots!) are already failing!)

Fading Chrysanthemums

Cabbage and Kale and Color, oh, my!

These were growing in the raised beds in front of the The Breakers on Sheridan Road in the Edgewater Glen neighborhood.  Aren’t they lovely, and so suited to the wonderful hues of Autumn?

Ornamental Cabbage-1

Ornamental Kale

Ornamental Cabbage-2

Still g(r)o(w)ing strong…

…and looking splendid, don’t you think?

November’s Purple Hydrangeas

November’s Pink Hydrangeas



From an older garden…

…near the Lake Michigan shore.  The only building at this location which may have had a garden was a small lighthouse, which was demolished many decades ago.

Closed Morning Glory, Sweet Alyssum and Fallen Leaves

The Sweet Alyssum is a bit old-fashioned, as the same plant contains both purple and white flowers.

Sweet Alyssum