One slightly raggedy Morden Blush rosebud that finds the weather too cold to open. And a bright sweetgum leaf that landed where it makes a nice contrast.
A few annuals will hang on and flower until a hard freeze. Even then, microclimates may allow a vestige or two to carry on until December.
An ornamental grass seedhead that, as you can see in closeup, has an extravagant quality of awns (the parts that look like hairs). A fall treasure, but this grass starting growing voluntarily, so I don’t know what it’s called.
This big branch fell off my dead ash tree, making a nice gift for defining the border between the bed and the path beside it. And all these logs I use for bordering make miniature habitats in themselves, also protecting the root systems of my perennials.
Bulbs I’m Planting This Autumn
Allium aflatunense (lilac-flowered onion)
Apricot Beauty Tulips
Dordogne Tulips (coral-pink)
Eranthis (yellow-flowered small bulb)
King Alfred Tulips (sunny yellow)
Little Beauty Tulips (red with blue markings)
Mt. Hood Daffodils (pale buttery white)
Salmon Impression Tulips
Silver Smiles Daffodils (white with pale yellow center)
Wish List Perennials for Next Spring
Astilbe (assorted colors)
Dalmatian Peach foxglove
Georgia Blue Veronica
Heuchera (a few pretty leaf types)
Johnson’s Blue geranium
Old-fashioned Bleeding Heart
Southern Charm Verbascum
Tall phlox (assorted)
Annuals from Seed