October Color!

It was a warm and windy day today and when the temperature reached 85 degrees F, we all had flashbacks to warmer summer months.  Nice shot above of the raised beds in the new Wellness Garden.  There was lots of progress today on Holiday Light Show (HLS) set-up by Larry H., Big John and Terry.  Alex had various gardening projects and our solid volunteer crew included Eva, Kathy P., Marleen, Gena, Nancy, Myrt, Patti, Steve, Greg, Cheryl, Dr. Gredler, Phil G., Bill O., Dave K. and many more.  With more rain on the way and cooler temperatures, it will feel like October all too soon yet again!

coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides) mix – annual

 TIDBITS™ ‘Tammy’ coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides) – annual

variegated Corneliancherry dogwood (Cornus mas ‘Variegata’) – woody tree

‘Miyazaki’ toadlily (Tricyrtis hirta) – perennial

‘Blazin’ Lime’ bloodleaf (Iresine hybrida) – annual

Quick Fire® panicled hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Bulk’) – woody shrub

evidence above of our damp year!

cool season tinge of color on lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus) – not hardy for us

‘Fireworks’ rough-stemmed goldenrod (Solidago rugosa) – perennial

North Point Garden (above)

‘Zinderella Purple’ zinnia (Zinnia elegans) – annual

Rockin’® Playin’ the Blues® hybrid salvia (Salvia longispicata x farinacea ‘Balsalmispim’) – annual

painted culvert pipe planter with gaura (Gaura lindheimeri ‘Stratosphere Pink Picotee’) – perennial

she’s a bit crowded with flowers but continues to pour!

‘Orange Fantasia’ Swiss chard (Beta vulgaris) – annual

‘Fidel’s Cigar’ cigar flower (Cuphea ignea) – annual

hungry koi this morning!

Korean feather reed grass (Calamagrostis brachytricha) – perennial

fall color of ‘Dancing Wind’ big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii) – perennial