Autumn's Grand Finale
I am NOT ready to let go of summer! But neither are some of my plants. The fall blooming plants are carrying the show of course, but tough perennials and annuals are still supporting with light blooming. And of course the bronzed and golden foliage of perennials and shrubs is woven through the entire landscape, punctuated with vivid reds and orange.
Although I have had some issues with this new landscape of mine, I am quite pleased with the overall effect, especially that the plant selections are giving me a lovely autumn display. My planning was quite focused on the design and plant selection for spring and summer blooming. Other than a couple of fall blooming perennials and winter interest evergreens, I got lucky with the fall effects.
I would love to see all your beautiful fall gardens!
Fall blooming Aster
Asters are stars of the fall show with fresh blooms
Euonymus Burning Bush
Vibrant punctuation in the Autumn landscape.
A few blooms and green foliage hanging among the golden leaves
All my coneflowers have died back for the year, but Cleopatra is still the queen
Golden Showers Smokebush
This lovely performance was unexpected
I actually wish my pretty Zebrina would finish for the year so I can get some seeds!
Little Lime Hydrangea
Is now Little Golden with pretty dried blooms
Autumn Joy Sedum
Amazingly brilliant this year
Max Frei Cranesbill
Bronzed Red foliage is another unexpected bonus. Although the fall color is described, I apparently was not paying attention!
In its’ fall glory of course
Endless Summer Hydrangea
Is being true to its’ name
This prolific bloomer has been going strong since spring with no intention of giving up now!
Visions in White
has become a vision in bronze and gold
All my Coral Bells are as fresh as they were in spring
Tough as nails in the boulevard garden and holding up to frost too
Still butterfly blue after several frosts
The Royal Candles are beginning to burn out but hanging on for dear life
Strong blooms still!
Temporary, yes, but brightens up an entrance for a while!