There are a lot of leaves down, but plenty of plants are still putting on a show, somewhat unexpectedly.
Here’s a bit of the color happening around the garden. I’ve shared a few of these on Instagram this week too.
|Most of the leaves on my favorite maple have fallen, but they are pretty even on the ground. I imagine I will find them less attractive when I’m cleaning them up.|
|I planted Amsonia hubrichti in part for its texture but also for its fall color, which is stunning even if everything around it is looking sort of shabby.|
|A closeup of Amsonia hubrichtii.|
|Gingko biloba ‘Gnome’ is showing lovely, almost variegated color.|
|How can you not love those frilly leaves?|
|A week ago Acer japonicum ‘Aconitifolium’ looked like this. Absolutely stunning.|
|It’s clearly past its peak now, but still beautiful.|
|A closeup of a leaf from last week.|
|The climbing hydrangea is always a stunner this time of year.|
|I struggle with the garden on the north side of the house, but perhaps fall is its beast season.|
|On the right side of that garden is this stunning spirea. I have to search around underneath it for a tag.|
|The ‘Venus’ dogwood in that garden has gorgeous color even if it doesn’t show too well from afar.|
|I always forget the name of this shrub that I picked up on a whim at the Klehm’s Song Sparrow open day a few years ago, but I love its shiny leaves.|
|Here’s a closeup.|
|Some of the ‘Limelight’ hydrangeas have gone a bit over, but a few still have a lovely rosy blush.|
|I always forget that hostas bring great fall color as well. Sure, they are a little poopy, but they are the prettiest golden color.|
What’s the color situation in your garden?