Friday, November 2, 2012

The Colors of a Northeastern Fall Garden

The colors of fall are beautiful this year and as Hurricane Sandy stormed up the northeastern coastline I am glad I felt a need to capture the beauty of the foliage before the powerful winds arrived here on Long Island.  I saved the photos on my computer and now that the power is restored I can share them.   The last photo was just taken after the storm.  To much surprise a lot of the fall color is still around.  To say the has been a long week.  Fortunately many of the large aging trees on the property have been removed over the years and the evergreens and flowering shrubs are a bit more flexible. The Crape Myrtle and Magnolia have lost all their leaves so I am glad to have gotten the photos.  The Coral Bark Maple still has its golden yellow foliage which it wasn't about to give up just yet and the Knock Out Roses are determined to still produce blooms. I hope you enjoy the photos of the changing fall garden.

Maiden Grass 'Yaku Jima' and Magnolia (Backdrop)

Spirea 'Limemound' Fall Foliage and Flowers
Golden Oriental Spruce 'Skylands' and Coral Bark Maple 'Sango Kaku' (Left)
Crape Myrtle Foliage (Close Up)
Maiden Grass 'Yaku Jima'
Perennial Garden Bed (Astilbe, Daylily and Lamb's Ear)
Coral Bark Maple (Acer palmatum Sango Kaku)
Spirea 'Goldflame' and Hosta
Crape Myrtle 'Sioux' Fall Foliage
Spirea 'Goldflame'
Golden Oriental Spruce 'Skylands' and Coral Bark Maple  (Acer palmatum 'Sango Kaku')
Barberry, Golden Oriental Spruce 'Skylands' and Nepeta with Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar (Far Left)

Sedum 'Brilliant' Fall Color 

Weeping Japanese Maple (Pre-Storm) a little more bonsai but OK...

Knock Out Rose After the Storm
And after the storm with gusts of 90 mph winds...the resilient Knock Out Roses are blooming profusely...not about to quit but to keep the colors coming.  

We are very thankful that we made it through the storm alright with just some power outages and clean up.  My heart goes out to all of those who's lives have been affected by Hurricane Sandy and hope for a safe and speedy recovery.

Thank you for visiting.   

Author: Lee@A Guide To Northeastern Gardening, Copyright 2012. All rights reserved


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  2. Your garden looks pretty nice and it was good to capture it pre-Sandy. I feel so bad for NYC. The storm did not do damage here and even the rains left little behind in the way of flooding.

  3. It is nice that you are still able to enjoy the colors in your gardens. Good to see you made it through Sandy alright, trying to stay positive and have your power back!

  4. You have a nice selection of shrubs and trees, as well as other plants. I hope the storm didn't do permanent damage to any of them. We don't have room for trees, but there are plenty in our neighbors' yards.

  5. Thank you for your kind comments. The storm did some damage but minimal so we feel pretty fortunate. The only tree really affected was the poor Red Japanese Maple. I wrote the next article about pruning after the storm so that maybe it could help people with a similar situation. As I write this we have a northeastern storm going on with snow coming down...can't make this stuff up!


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