Montgomery Globe Spruce, Hosta and Grasses
The reason I am a gardener is because the garden is constantly changing and there is always something to look forward to. As we walk along the perennial garden the once green foliage of the hosta has turned to amber and the grasses display their delicate wispy plumes against the blue of the Montgomery Spruce in the backdrop.
|Salvia 'Maynight' and Visitor|
A busy bumblebee gathers pollen from the last of the salvia.
Stachys (Lambs Ear)
After pruning off the spent flowers of the Lamb's Ear its soft white foliage has rejuvenated which adds interest to the perennial bed border. In the backdrop the brilliant golds and reds from the Gold Flame Spirea shine through.
Perennial Garden in fall
Here is a combination of grasses, hosta, astilbe and lamb's ear along with Montgomery Blue Spruce, Spirea and Blue Star Juniper. It is really starting to look Fall-like.
Hosta Flower and Spirea 'Gold Flame'
A lone hosta flower emerges in front of the Gold Flame Spirea in the garden.
The Heuchera 'Caramel' is showing a display of new fall foliage. 'Caramel' is a new addition to my garden this year and is definitely a favorite!
Crape Myrtle in fall
The flower of the Crape Myrtle is done for the season but the beauty of this tree continues as it produces perfectly shaped seed pods on its branches. The Crape Myrtle keeps its leaves longer than most other trees and soon they will be a vibrant fiery red.
Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar, Rosy Glow Barberry, Gold Mop Cypress
This section of the garden has a blend of of gold, crimson and blue. The arching branches of the Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar are really starting to cascade like a waterfall over the Gold Mop Cypress.
Dwarf Fountain Grass 'Hameln'
Here is a close up of a 'Hameln' fountain grass plume...so delicate. The ornamental grasses really make October a time to look forward to. They are so whimsical in the garden.
Cherry Laurel and Hakonechloa Grass
The rain and mild weather here has sparked some blooms on the Cherry Laurel for an unexpected surprise.
Fall Color: Grasses, Sedum and Weeping Norway Spruce
More fun with macros with my camera. This is a close up of grasses and sedum in front of a Weeping Norway Spruce.
Weeping Birch in Fall
The Weeping Birch (Betula pendula 'Youngii') has a delicate weeping habit and its white bark adds interest in all seasons. This one is already going into fall mode but the branches will display a nice framework in winter.
Blue Star Juniper, Heuchera and Sedum
Here are blue star juniper, sedum and heuchera. This garden is visible from my outside patio and there are subtle changes each day as the seasons change.
Hydrangea 'Endless Summer'
Last but not least is the 'Endless Summer' Hydrangea. There are many varieties and each one has its own uniqueness. The blooms even look nice well into the fall. They surely add a highlight to this gardener's day!
Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all."- Stanley Horowitz
Author:Lee@ A Guide To Northeastern Gardening Copyright 2011. All Rights Reserved