Tour of the Garden – 9/13/17

Northern Sea Oats ‘River Mist’

I’ve had zero reseeding issues with this NSO and it looks particularly killer this time of year.


Clethra (Summersweet)

This deciduous shrub has been a savior for me. The deer have ignored it. The wet soil doesn’t bother it one bit. The suckering has been minimal and I’m OK with it if it picks up in the future.

While the blooms were fantastic back a few weeks, I’ve come to appreciate the foliage color more and more. As it lightens in color now that September has arrived, it provides a great contrast to so many other nearby plants.





Stonecrop (Sedum) ‘Autumn Fire’


Sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale)


New York ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis)


Purple Prairie Clover (Dalea purpurea)


Sonecrop (Sedum) ‘Matrona’ (Yes, the deer nibble. Why only a little bit I’ll never know. Maybe it’s a rabbit?)


Obedient Plant (Physostegia) ‘Vivid’



Veronica in front of Obedient Plant ‘Vivid’.


Allium ‘Mt Sinai’


One last show

I cut back the Catmint (Nepeta) ‘Walker’s Low’ one last time a few weeks back and the reward has been just enough new flowers to keep things interesting.


Subtle autumn

The slightest foliage color change on the Mountain Mint.


Same goes for Amsonia ‘Blue Ice’.


One leaf at a time on the Viburnum carlesii.


Yes, it never bloomed but the foliage color on Hydrangea ‘Lady in Red’ is still solid. Especially next to the dark-leaved Ninebark ‘Diablo’.


Not so subtle autumn

You’ll continue to see Amsonia hubrichtii and Itea ‘Little Henry’ from me on a weekly basis throughout the fall.


And Amsonia and Panicum (Switch Grass) as well.


The Viburnum ‘All That Glitters’ is in like the hardcore autumn phase.



Ornamental Grasses

I’ll allow the photos to tell the story.






2 thoughts on “Tour of the Garden – 9/13/17

  1. Bill Hodgeman

    You’ve sold me on the Clethra and Joe Pye Weed combination! Looking forward to it in my garden!
    Keep up the good work!

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