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September 30, 2014

Falling for Fall

Filed under: Fall,Flowers,Grasses,Our gardens — Judy @ 4:41 pm

We really don’t have much in the way of excessive summer heat here, but when fall rolls around, you do notice the difference. The air is softer, the sky seems bluer, and sweaters and jeans become the fashion choice. Leaves start changing their colors, becoming more intense like this blueberry bush before littering the ground.

Blueberry leaves in fall

The frantic growing pace in the garden slows down and time seems to be suspended for a bit as the landscape prepares for its winter nap. That is not to say that nothing of any interest is blooming or showing off its stuff in the autumn though! Daisy-like flowers like asters, chrysanthemums, and rudbeckia are familiar stalwarts. Here is Boltonia ‘Snowbank’ covered with a flurry of little daisies.

Boltonia 'Snowbank'

How about tall Japanese anemones or cimicifuga waving in the breezes?

Cimicuga 'Brunette'

Flowering sedums like the ‘Autumn Joy’ cultivar are wonderful paired with ornamental grasses and rudbeckias. The pennisetums like ‘Hameln’

Pennisetum 'Hameln'

are beginning to throw their flower/seed stalks. Swaying easily in the wind, ornamental grasses add a rustling sound and the appeal of (more…)

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