The Garden in November
November, however, begins with sunshine and I took advantage of the pretty weather to take some pictures to showcase the gardens as they transistion deeper into autumn.
|'Fireglow' Acer Palmatum|
|Acer Palmatum 'Fireglow'|
|Acer Palmatum 'Sango Kaku' or Coral Bark Maple|
|blueberry fall foliage|
|Callicarpa aka Beautyberry|
I need to take some cuttings and make a few more starts to sprinkle around the garden in those hard 'dry shade' spots. This tall scrub is perfect.
As we have not had a frost yet, the dahlia's continue to bloom.
Dahlia's are an autumn favorite of mine.
The seeds from the butterfly weed are popping from their pods. I love it when the pod first splits open and you see this amazing pattern of the seeds layed like falled dominos.
|Asclepias tuberosa or butteryfly weed seeds|
The summer blooming heath produced white, needle shaped heads in autumn as well.
Northern oat grass turns a coppery color, but it's the dangling seeds that really delight me in autumn.
|calluna vulgaris 'Suzanne'|
Mt. Airy Fothergilla is a shrub that I planted specifically for it's fall foliage. I like it's shape, it's slow growing nature and the bottlebrush spring blooms. But, what I really love are the gold and orange colored foliage in the fall.
|Mt. Airy Fothergilla|
|Astrantia major 'Roma'|
The garden is simply stunning in fall. I am benefiting from some of the plant choices I made, specifically for fall foliage and blooms. It's wonderful to have something to mavel at in the November garden.
Wasn't it a beautiful two DRY days ! I see the rain is back this morning , so thats it for tidying up for awhile ;(ReplyDelete
Ya, that was me outside for nearly 5 hours in the rain..coaching soccer. Ah November rain.Delete
I'll be interested to see if you manage to get cuttings from Callicarpa to root. If you do, I may follow suit!ReplyDelete
It's such a wonderful fall focal point. I've got to get my hands on more :)Delete
Your garden is looking so much better than mine. Whatever isn't drenched and soggy is dry and brown and dead. So your Callicarpa has been drought-tolerant? I might have to try it next year.ReplyDelete
Hi Alison, yes, my callicarpa is placed in dry shade. It gets a tiny bit of summer water. A neighbor down the street has theirs placed under a large fir tree, also very little water, but a lot of shade. Mine is small enough to transplant, so I'm thinking it's a February move.Delete
There are few things to beat acers for autumn colourReplyDelete
Beautiful. I'm still struggling to keep my Japanese maple alive. It lost its leaves and is in the garage, but we have yet to have a frost. Your colors are amazing.ReplyDelete
I, too, have been planting for the Autumn show. I could take a few tips from you.ReplyDelete