It has been my little celebration of hard "labor".
I'm not ready to give up on Summer just yet. There will be plenty of time to enjoy the cool and comfortable Autumn weather in the upcoming weeks/months. For now, I am going to soak in the heat, humidity and even the mosquitoes and horse flies.
Having said all that, it is still obvious that we are in a transition period out in the garden.
The foliage is changing colors on the trees, shrubs and even the perennials.
Leaves are starting to fall.
The warm season ornamental grasses are blooming or are about to bloom.
All of which makes for incredible colors, textures and contrasts outdoors. Good times.
Here is a sampling of what is going on in my yard as of this evening:
I know I am boring you to death with all my ornamental grass love, but too bad, here's some more:
|Panicum 'Rotstrahlbusch', Boltonia, Miscanthus 'Variegatus'|
|Helenium autumnale, Pancium 'Rotstrahlbusch', Boltonia, Miscanthus 'Variegatus'|
This is the time of year when many shrubs and perennials put on their best show:
|Amsonia tabernaemontana, Itea 'Henry's Garnet'|
I love walking up my front sidewalk right now with so many different colors intermingling:
One ornamental grass I haven't full experienced yet is Miscanthus purpurascens (Flame grass) as I purchased three tiny plugs only two years ago. Here's hoping they continue to rock as they have so far:
My Hawthorn 'Winter King' just started to reveal its peeling bark and while not necessarily an Autumn "thang", the color fits nicely into the overall scheme:
So in conclusion, I still love the hot Summer weather but also enjoy the plant transition to Fall.
Got it? Good.