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More Months From Kielian’s Garden

The garden in fall and winter

beautiful pink sky in september

Last Thursday we were treated to shots of Kielian’s garden in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana over four months of the year, and today we’re getting more views from the latter half of the year. That is a great idea! If you have shots of your garden through the seasons, we’d love to see them here on the GPOD!

Smokey skies in septemberSeptember: Smoke from forest fires lends a surreal color to the skies. Fading flowers and autumn colors offer a beauty of their own. The rudbeckia (Rudbeckia fulgida, Zones 3–9) is still blooming strong, and the late-blooming white phlox (Phlox paniculata, Zones 4–9) buds have started to open. A brilliant burning bush (Euonymus alatus, Zones 4–8) is in the background.

roses and pink astersOctober: The roses are hanging strong, and pink asters are beginning to bloom.

snowfall in the gardenNovember: The first substantial snowfall lends a peaceful beginning to winter.

december garden covered in snowDecember: All is calm, all is bright! Happy New Year!

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  1. PattyLouise 01/10/2022

    Beautiful gardens! Love the first snowfall picture!

    1. annek 01/10/2022

      Thank you, Patty!

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    meander_michaele 01/10/2022

    Kielian, the first two photos show that your garden is truly aflame with fall color in spite of the subdued ambiance from the distant smoke influence. And the hugs from the snow cover only emphasize the beautiful bones of your evergreens and garden structures. It's all sublime.

    1. annek 01/10/2022

      Thanks dear, Mikey.
      Loved your phrase, “the hugs from the snow”…your words created a visual delight

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    simplesue 01/10/2022

    I'm back for more of your garden in different seasons!
    Just gorgeous- my favorite is the falling snow!
    How scary, but beautiful to see skies affected by the forest fires.
    Your garden holds up beautifully throughout the entire year, and that is my goal too, thanks for the inspiration!

    1. annek 01/10/2022

      Thanks so much for your kind and generous comments. There is a wonderful peace that befalls the gardens when the snow starts. (Especially if I’m inside by the fire, drinking hot chocolate

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    1. annek 01/10/2022

      Thank you!

  5. wittyone 01/10/2022

    Love that peachy-amber sky and the muted light level of that first pic. It's beautiful, but the reason for it is definitely not! Guess it's worthwhile to get something good out of those forest fires.

    You should print that out and frame it, it's nice enough for one of your walls for sure.

    1. annek 01/10/2022

      Thank you! I think I will print and frame !!

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    bdowen 01/10/2022

    Beautiful garden and wonderful to see the changes through the seasons. My favorite is the November falling snow- so delicate to look at even tho the weather was probably more challenging.

    1. annek 01/10/2022

      Yes,that kind of weather is delightful when viewing from inside!

    2. annek 01/10/2022

      Yes, that weather is delightful when viewing from inside!

  7. sheila_schultz 01/10/2022

    The ending of a full season of beauty. The beginnings for 2022! No changes or additions are needed from my minds eye, but knowing you, my friend...

    1. annek 01/10/2022

      Ha! We are the same….we always change it up. Thanks Sheila!

  8. user-7007672 01/10/2022

    More beauty from your garden! Thank you, Kielian.

    1. annek 01/10/2022

      Thanks Chris!

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    treasuresmom 01/10/2022

    My, my, my, how beautiful!

    1. annek 01/10/2022

      Thank you!

  10. imajayhawk 01/10/2022

    Your garden is so beautiful in all seasons, Kielian. Thanks for sharing your photos.

    1. annek 01/10/2022

      Thanks so much!

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    vanhatalosuomi 01/11/2022

    Great photos! Thanks for sharing your garden again.

    1. annek 01/11/2022

      Thank you!

  12. perenniallycrazy 01/14/2022

    Crazy beautiful paradise!

  13. cotow98243 01/16/2022

    White and black shirts look great with almost any colour of plaid, and white tan and cream shirts go well with fall colours, like red and orange.

  14. cotow98243 01/16/2022

    Any shirt in a neutral colour (like white, black, or tan) will complement your pants. Slip on some matching neutral-coloured shoes to complete your outfit.

  15. wildthyme 01/20/2022

    Love it! I’m still looking at mud, but I’m already working on next year’s plan of attack!

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