Looks like autumn . . .

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    I'm not a tidy gardener -- I like that feeling of autumn abundance with the blousy, ultra-ripe blooms of volunteer plants and super-tough perennials like the lantana. The big tropical hibiscus bushes also like the autumn weather and there are usually quite a few bright red pops of color from those bushes (but not in this photo).

    My garden has been ignored and neglected for the past three months. I watered it just enough to keep it alive but it had absolutely no loving care from me this year. I'm happy to have so many happy blossoms even if they are somewhat unkempt.

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    1. Tabby Fan 30 months ago | reply

      This is just beautiful! I love the 'untidy' gardens the best. They are the 'homiest'!

      I saw your beautiful work in:
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    2. lovesdahlias 1 30 months ago | reply

      It's so nice to see you again! Your garden is beautiful! It looks like it has thrived even though you haven't been able to tend to it as much. I think that comes from a good plan and letting things grow where they want to grow.

    3. lovesdahlias 1 30 months ago | reply

      I saw your beautiful work in:
      Ho ammirato questo tuo lavoro in:

      www.flickr.com/groups/privategarden_ group

    4. Gudrasz 30 months ago | reply

      Thank you for sharing
      your garden's photo in
      show us your garden!
      show us your garden

      (post 1 ~ award 1)

    5. caro-jon-son 30 months ago | reply

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    6. FernShade 30 months ago | reply

      These are lovely, Patricia - and they merge those special days of summer-into-autumn to perfection!

    7. dangle earrings 30 months ago | reply

      How lovely to compare this with the previous June posting. It looks lovely and the colours so vibrant. My garden is far from tidy either, with all the rain I haven't done much this year.

    8. Wrenw17 30 months ago | reply

      Fantastic ...Gorgeous shot Patricia.....nice to see you posting againe my friend.

    9. arrowlakelass 30 months ago | reply

      Great to see you back on flickr! Hope you had a good summer, your garden does not look neglected in the least.

    10. Jane Brown (verdigris jane) 30 months ago | reply

      great autumnal colours - my garden has got away from me too . . . never mind, we can get them back!

    11. Luís Henrique Boucault 30 months ago | reply

      Very nice shot! Well done!

    12. Ducks & Daisies 30 months ago | reply

      Some seasons are like that. Then we really appreciate the hardy, adaptive plants that continue on, to cheer us through it all. This summer has been that way for me, but the butterflies still manage to find the flowers and bring even more joy.
      I love your bright blooms! Do the lantana's overwinter for you? I only know 2 varieties that are truly hardy here in zone 7. Hugs to you Patricia.

    13. Days of love 30 months ago | reply

      What a pity that you have abandoned your garden during the last three months:I imagine that you have been not so well,in your soul,but now this bad time seems over, and you came back to be the Patricia who we all know and love.Huuugs!

    14. Flipintex Fotos. Back for now 30 months ago | reply

      Beautiful!!!! How have you been?

    15. smilla4 30 months ago | reply

      It feels a little like a homecoming to see those familiar stones steps and your beautiful profusion of blossoms again. Welcome back from one more Flickr friend who has missed you!

      Your neglected garden looks much better than our tended one!
      Seen on your photo stream. ( ?² )

    16. just_ginge2007 30 months ago | reply

      How beautiful! A cheery riot of happy faces and greenery. Love it.

    17. orchid dude 30 months ago | reply

      Very pretty Patricia....interesting too all the yellow (which being my favorite color and all). I have to be careful not to end up with too much yellow in The Flower King's garden as there seem to be so many different kinds of flowers that are yellow!

      I saw your beautiful work in:
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      www.flickr.com/groups/privategarden_ group

      Seen on your photo stream. ( ?² )

    18. moodyfan (Julie) 30 months ago | reply

      Wow, somethings been taking care of this lovely garden if you haven't! What a lovely sight and everything seems to be doing just fine! Wonderful color, too!

    19. Four Seasons Garden 30 months ago | reply

      Patricia, this is a magnificent display by these determined autumn flowers! Their warmth is wonderful!

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