This is a pictorial of my autumn landscape from after the first cool days, but before the first hard frost. To know more of the plants… as they say, read on.
The berries of the top left are from Viburnum carlesii, my favorite viburnum I think. My fav today, anyway. The berries below are the weed, Pokeweed. Top far right, is the Euphorbia “Bonfire”, gorgeous in all seasons, but especially in fall.
Top middle are new plantings of “Jack Frost” Brunnera with Foxglove, and the Michaelmas daisies after they have been jack frosted for the first time which withers but does not completely destroy the flower color. Our good wood supply for what portends to be a mighty cold winter. Below which you see to the left the always lovely “Endless Summer” hydrangea- autumn tints of the most beautiful rose; and the sweet gum tree (Liquidambar styraciflua –fact PDF) just coming into color.
The fringe tree to the right is showing a tinge of color, it is in its golden yellow phase only now. Then larger view from different angle with a leftover calendula which likes to bloom up until hard frosts fell it. Next, a view of the new “Morning Light” miscanthus against the spreading taxus , under the “Prairiefire” crab, which didn’t fruit as well this year. ending with a view of the blue spruce which will remain that ghostly bluegray throughout the winter season.