Some images from the front of the house (compare with August), showing the flower garden in front, and the newly mulched area in front of the chimney, which I have cleaned up and arranged and added some pansies, bulbs for spring, and some assorted small gourds for decoration.
The border garden, which has been freshly mulched as well. I have planted an arrangement of bulbs for the spring here. Along the side of the house by the three-season porch, I have cleared the weeds, mulched, and added pansies.
some detail shots of the front flower garden. It's getting a little overgrown but is still quite pretty.
The backyard side garden (compare with August, or even with June...). I've cleaned it up considerably since we've moved in, and here you can see the new Japanese Maple that I added last weekend, and the reterracing work I have decorated for fall with black and white icicle pansies, white asters, and assorted decorative kale. Closeup shows the distinctive black pansies.
More detail of the side garden, showing the area around the new tree. The perennials I planted are still doing quite well, although some are beginning to go dormant.
I also cleaned up the area around the pond. The evergreen topiaries which were obstructing the pond have been relocated to either side of the gazebo, and the pond area has been leveled, mulched, and planted with pansies and decorative kale. I will be adding bulbs to this area and the border of the side garden either tomorrow or next weekend.