Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Before the Rains Return

It's that time of year when every sunny moment is a gift. The rains are predicted to return in earnest tomorrow which means I can kiss goodbye any notion of having my redesign projects wrapped up. But it's all a process and the older I get the easier it is to let go and go with the flow. It'll all get done eventually. It always does. And at some point in hopefully in the not too distant future, I'll have before and after photos to share!

Until then, here's what's going on...

The Digiplexis that wintered over for me is really happy--finally.
Digiplexis 'Illumination Flame'

It is Dahlia season in my garden. I wish I knew the names of them all. NOID means, No ID...

Dahlia NOID

Dahlia 'Ivanetii'

Dahlia NOID

Dahlia ... NOID

Dahlia 'Ms Beehaven'

Dahlia 'Sorbet'

Dahlia 'Sayonara'

Dahlia 'Roxy'

Dahlia NOID

Yesterday I counted fifteen blossoms on Dahlia 'Junkyard Dog'! The bees love it as much as I do.

Dahlia 'Junkyard Dog'

The Hydrangeas are looking fab.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Pinky Winky'

H. p. 'Pinky Winky'

H. p. 'Pinky Winky'

I know. I'm posting a lot of photos of one plant. I can't help it. I love it!

H. p. 'Pinky Winky'
And then there's 'Limelight'. So darn pretty!

Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight'

I love this plant. However, the hardy Geraniums below it are coming out. A big fat leafy blob just doesn't do it for me. What do you think? 

H. p. 'Limelight' with Geranium 'Patricia'

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Glowing Embers'

And then the foliage. Hydrangea 'Ruby Slippers' is new so didn't have any blossoms. But with this foliage, who needs them?

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Ruby Slippers'

Liriope muscari 'Variegata' in front of
Hydrangea serrata 'O Amacha Nishiki' and Fuchsia 'Flash'

 More goodies...

Euphorbia characias 'Dwarf'

Clematis v. 'Madame Julia Correvon'

C. v. 'Madame Julia Correvon'

Sedum sichotense

Sedum confusum 'Moonglow'

Okay, that's all for now. I hope you're enjoying your fall garden.