Yes ... a prelude I think to the coming "bad" winter forecast by the Farmer's Almanac .. ugh !
I then did this ... a lot !
Then the second of November .. the mission (almost did me in !!)
There is a big bag of tulips (red & white for Canada's 150th birthday next year) missing from this picture and drove me nuts trying to find it .. yet to be planted now of course ! !@##!!!*
For now just some pretty late Fall pictures of an unkempt garden ..
Remarkable edging of the fothergilla .. looks like someone carefully painted it on.
The birds love these berries .. I brought this upright shrub home as a "twig"
This climbing rose totally fascinated me with it's struggle to stay alive and look pretty
The deep rose of Little Lamb turned to brown beige and it's leaves a gold with the contrast of the ivy on the water barrel in scarlet with some green left .. so colourful !
I love the light play on particular plants .. this gold band grass was amazing
It illuminated the hydrangea foliage
.... and the grass seed heads
Solomon's Seal shines in the shade
When the afternoon light hits this amazing Japanese maple it is stunning.
I have to finish with at least one leaf from our gorgeous Pacific Sunset Maple, our friendly giant of the back garden ... it is still holding on to it's leaves but when they drop ... talk about knee deep in leaves !