'Sunpatiens' were blooming in pots over the weekend, until the deer found them. I never noticed the subtle colors inside the flower until I got close. Photos by Doug Oster
I spent the weekend exploring the garden. I love to get close to see the colors, textures and forms nature provides. It's a great way to discover a secret world and it's the perfect time to look, before the first frost.
It's fun to pinpoint the little things happening in the garden which might go unseen and these things can't be appreciated until we put out busy lives on hold for an hour or two.
Take a minute to get a detailed look at what's going on in your garden, you might be surprised at what's happening in there.
These buds from anemone 'Queen Charlotte' are just about ready to bloom.
Anemone 'Queen Charlotte' in bloom.
Seed pods from begonia 'Bonfire' are beautiful.
Columbine seed heads have an interesting look when you get close.
This 'Mystic Illusion' dahlia might be a sport. The flowers should be pure yellow.
Euphorbia 'Diamond Frost' blooms in front of red begonias in a container.
Fuchsia blooms in the same pot.
It's always fun to find caterpillars in the garden.
Discovering other insects is fun too.
Quite an irregular spider web.
The last petunias in hanging baskets cascade down the the back of an angel statue.