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The Tweener Garden

Japanese Maple in full color.

Nenita's finds beauty in the tweener seasons in her pacific northwest garden.

"I like all of our seasons and even the in-between seasons."

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Primrose, only one of many in bloom.

These are artificial grapes that I took apart and placed under the Japanese Maple. They have colorful Fall colors.

Heather fading away.

Our front entry path.

Skimea blooms, male and female (next picture as well).

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    Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 11/17/2015

    Wow, Nenita. That maple has such great form and color. I can't believe you have primroses blooming in the autumn. Is it mild enough there that they bloom through the winter into spring? I had a nice chuckle when I read that the marbly-things were fake grapes!

  2. wGardens 11/17/2015

    That Maple is a beauty! Love the structure and color, the stonewall behind it and of course, the backdrop of mature trees and shrubs! Lovely! And what a pop of color with that Primrose!

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    meander_michaele 11/17/2015

    Your Japanese maple in the first picture is a lovely ethereal beauty. Is it a particular named variety that you happen to recall? Love the touch of the warm hued artificial grapes at its base...fooled me! In their close-up, I guessed they might be aged glass fishing net floats and thought "wow, lucky you to have such treasures". What a treat those primroses in bloom are. Like Tim, I am wondering if they will blooming throughout the winter for you?

  4. annek 11/17/2015

    How serenely beautiful. Your front pathway is so welcoming and lush. Your photos suggest that you live in the best of all zones!

  5. Cenepk10 11/17/2015

    Look like a fairy tale. Beautiful place you have there. Gorgeous plants !!!!! Like your grapes, too

  6. GrannyCC 11/17/2015

    Looks like a lovely stone cottage in the woods. Love the grapes around the maple. Amazing you have primulas in bloom.

  7. user-4691082 11/17/2015

    I'm so jealous of the skimming! I've had no luck with it here in my zone 6b garden. Yours is lovely!

  8. NCYarden 11/17/2015

    Very nice. You know I'm loving the Japanese maple. And how great you are successful with Skimmia. I tried for years and eventually gave up. Not gonna grow here very well. I'm tickled by your blooming primrose...there must definitely be "something in the air," as I too have some very confused or otherwise obstinate plants breaking the rules, such as my one rhododendron that has been blooming in the Fall ever since it decided to produce flowers a couple of years ago; and some of my spring azaleas that have decided to go ahead and push more blooms for the Autumn, especially the spider azalea which has never really bloomed before till now. With the pleasant temps we have been having, one could be lulled into believing it's Spring. Oh well, I'll take it, as well as another look through your garden pics.
    Your garden is situated in a gorgeous setting too, by the way. Thanks for sharing.

  9. user-6536305 11/17/2015

    Cannot belief heather is so beautiful eave when it was fading away. Nice garden.

  10. Meelianthus 11/17/2015

    Wonderful photos Nenita and beautiful colors. I also am a Pacific N.Westerner so know what those giant fir trees are doing right now! Stay safe and thanks for sharing your season.

  11. cheryl_c 11/17/2015

    How creative to use artificial grapes as you have! That opens up all kinds of thoughts about how to use unconventional things in the garden! As others have mentioned, I love the delicacy of the Japanese maple against the solidity of the stone wall. Thank you so much for sharing!

  12. Meelianthus 11/18/2015

    P.S. Is that a little face in the rocks to the right of the Maple tree in photo 1.

  13. jimfranck 11/18/2015

    a truly wonderful garden.

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