Yesterday was pretty much the perfect fall day! The high was 69 degrees. The sun was shining. The skies were blue. The wind was blowing. And, because of the cold weather last week and the rain this week, the trees and the ground are covered in amazing shades of brown, gold, and crimson. As I said, perfect!
After I came home from work, I decided to take a little stroll through the yard and see how things were coming along. The garden is definitely nearing its end for producing new flowers and leaves, but it still has so much to offer. I love keeping the dead blooms and shoots in the garden, especially as we near Halloween. There’s just something perfectly autumnal about it!
So, join me for a little walk around the garden!
You can’t really talk about fall gardens without talking about mums. Here is a shot of some purple ones that are probably over 25 years old but still doing great!A front view of the same purple mums. I love the yellow centers.A different mum I have in the garden…this one is cream.I love the way the dead stems look in the garden this time of year. These are black-eyed susans.This coneflower I added this year is doing well and still blooming.Asters are perfect for fall color too, and I love the shade of purple for these.This one rose doesn’t want to give up!The crab apple looks great this time of year.I’m not sure these Rose of Sharon buds will ever open, but they look great against the backdrop of that tree.A close up of that tree…I love the red leaves it gets in the fall.I seemed to have caught more sun than apples in the apple tree.My surprise pumpkin plant has a little pumpkin growing. Not sure how big it will get, but still a nice surprise. Be careful where you drop those seeds…this year’s trash could be next year’s pumpkins!And certainly the maple tree is getting into the action, putting on quite a show.
I hope the colors are just as inspiring wherever you are. And I hope you’re enjoying the fall…it’s the best!