I am trying to work on "Before & After" pictures of the garden renovations ..
Garden PA's boat has been parked right in front of the new gate/wall so I have to wait to get that out of the way before a few decent shots can be taken.
It took longer than all of us thought because of the loss of the first group of stones being ploughed under by mistake .... then the rain just kept coming ...
October was a wash out sadly because I wait all year for this special month and it is always a gamble as to how it plays out.
But ? on a happy note it is done ... now I have to hear the destruction and construction of our neighbor's new deck ... I think they are getting us back for all the noise our project created ? haha
Do you have a favorite plant, shrub or tree that changes to a breath taking colour during this season?
I have fallen madly in love with my Japanese maple "Inaba-Shidare" .
When reading it's info you would expect to see a more full weeping form .. but being the rebel I am,
I have to prune it as a small tree to make me a happy gardener .. I am obsessed with small trees !
The colour has been outstanding this year !
When we have a little sunlight .... late afternoon .... it looks like it is on fire at times, it is so intense.
So even though we have missed colours aflame in the countryside my little one here has really put on a show so beautiful it has me in awe !
Other plants that have interesting colour .... Soloman's Seal ... such a variation of creamy yellows !
So pretty against the rich greens of the ferns ....
Redstone Falls trailing heucherella has gorgeous colours.
Little Quick Fire is a new one this year and WOW! ... what a brilliant red the leaves turned.
I can't wait to see what it does next year ... hoping to see growth and some wonderful flowers !
I have never seen Little Lamb turn into such a deep pink like this before ... maybe because it is maturing? or maybe the conditions were just right ... they are remarkable !
The foliage is a beautiful yellow gold ......
Finally a sneak peek of the secret garden gate .. the garden is in a sorry mess so I am going to have to dig in and get some chores done .. we may have snow on Saturday so time is racing ahead of me !
One more Inaba Shidare !