fall is here in central texas and we’ve been making the best of its beautiful weather, expanding the front garden beds even closer to the street and piling the compost, mulch and shredded sorghum high on the beds to sweeten over the winter. that must be why i’m late to post for carol’s bloom day and for pam’s foliage follow-up this month… consider this post a two-for-one.
it just keeps on growing...
Tithonia (mexican sunflower) against Schizachyrium ‘The Blues’ (little bluestem)
a radiant but petal-less Tithonia
a freshly rained on Canna 'Wyoming' bloom
looks like the pumpkin patch is for the caterpillars this year...
hoping for better luck with our newly planted, texas-grown garlic
the monarch and queen caterpillars and butterflies have enjoyed the Aesclepias (milkweed) this fall
a new Clerodendron 'Pagoda' blooms for the first time
another first bloom from Salvia madrensis (forsythia sage)
a cool palette Clerodendron ugandense (blue butterfly)
a pretty floral and foliage combination (Rosa 'Knockout', Panicum 'Prairie Blues', Rudbeckia maxima, Cynara cardunculus ‘Green Globe’ )
the gor-gee-o-so foliage of Vitex 'Fascination', especially vibrant on a cool, rainy day
another pretty foliage combo (Eupatoriadelphus purpureus, Rubus & Salvia x fruiticosa ‘Newe Ya’ar’)
i even found a teeny tiny lemon-yellow zinna
it’s a pretty time of year, don’t you think? hope you’re able to take some time to observe the subtle nuances of the season, wherever you may be. happy (belated) bloom and foliage day.