I can't explain or illustrate how beautiful an event this was when the few remaining leaves on this tree in the distance caught the golden rays of the sun .. it was if they were instantly gold gilded for those few moments .. it was absolutely amazing and worth every bit of early morning cold my feet suffered : )
Leaves .... many leaves ... are still hovering in the garden. The weather for the weekend is supposed to be wonderful. That is when the last of the chores will be done .. finally putting the garden and shed to bed for the winter ..
I do 'leave' leaves on my borders beds though .. mother nature's blanket for free !
By next Spring I will be able to have them almost at the same size once I cut back Royal Purple.
They foil against each other wonderfully .. the contrast of their colours is awesome !
But .. in Autumn they seem in sync don't they ?
The yellow gold leaves against the coppery ones are beautiful when hit by the sunlight.
Bergenia cordifolia aka 'Pig Squeak" (which makes me laugh every time I say it) .. is a very pretty plant this time of year .. the colours of the rubbery leaves can be so striking !
I am amazed with Provence Lavender .. I put several of them in last year because the price was just too good to pass up and I was curious about them .. the first year I didn't see much action but this year was great for collecting the long stalks of the lavender flowers .. next year I hope to collect a lot more and do sachets with them .. so a thumbs up for this lavender plant !
Golden Barberry .. berberis thunbergii aurea .. I have two in the front garden and they are also beauties in Autumn .. the range of colours are eye candy : )
I like it no matter the condition of its 'hair" .. it is a sweet dwarf ornamental grass and good contrast with Husker's Red, Southern Bush-Honeysuckle and False Blue Indigo baptisia.
Thus the urge to get pennisetum Little Bunny .. who has the wiry hair but no flower heads because he was planted from a sale rack .. I have every confidence that those cute little fluffy heads/tails ? will show up next year though ! : )
And now for something completely different ... a "prisoner in a pot" aka my Charlie Brown Christmas Tree aka Austrian Pine kept "tiny" by mad gardener woman ... it is true .. I can not tell a lie .. I have held this Austrian Pine prisoner now for 4 years .. and that is that !
Ninebark "Satin Chocolate" ... turns an amazing bronzy reddish tone .. from dark dark brown most of the season to this colour is one heck of a transition .. it holds its head up with my Summer Wine Ninebark very well .. I am a happy gardener with it : )