Very Autumn-Like Garden

Today was overcast with some drizzle to start the morning but the sun appeared briefly later in the day.  While it was a breezy and cool day, it was quite pleasant to be out in the gardens.  Nice shot of ‘Dark Beauty’ toadlily (Tricyrtis formosana) blooming here in the woodland walk garden.  We had a busy day out in the gardens with Larry H., Cindy, Bobby K. and I doing work associated with setting up the Holiday Light Show (HLS).  Ibhar worked primarily on clearing plants as did Bob K. and Eva.  Urban was in for some pruning and Dr. Gredler was out mowing.  Cathy and Josh E. were in too as were Vern, Maury, Bill O. and Dick H.  We also saw John J. who will be helping shortly with the HLS set up.  It continues to be a busy time of year although even as we clear garden spaces of plants after some recent frosts, there is no shortage of interest out there for those with a discerning eye!

this late season bee is finding solace in a toadlily (Tricyrtis hirta ‘Miyazaki’) still blooming in October – perennial

King Tut® papyrus (Cyperus papyrus) looks neat even after frost! – not hardy

‘October Skies’ aromatic aster (Aster oblongifolius) – perennial

more and more lights are put out daily for our looming Holiday Light Show (HLS)!

‘Pearl Frost’ variegated Japanese orixa (Orixa japonica) – woody shrub

‘Moonlight’ Japanese hydrangea vine (Schizophragma hyrangeoides) – woody vine

cool seed heads of ‘China Purple’ bush clematis (Clematis heracleifolia) – perennial

witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) – woody shrub / small tree

even after frost, ‘Ruby Parfait’ wheat celosia (Celosia argentea spicata) looks cool! – annual

some of our mums continue to look beautiful (above)

start of fall color on Beaver Creek® witch alder (Fothergilla gardenii ‘KLMtwo’) – woody shrub

‘Ozawa’ Japanese onion (Allium thunbergii) – perennial

‘Hoshi yadori’ variegated painted maple (Acer pictum ssp. mono) – woody tree

Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum var. pictum) – perennial

fall color on ‘Autumn Moon’ fullmoon maple (Acer shirasawanum) – woody tree