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.