Farewell to Late October’s Splendor . . . A Quiet Calm Before the Storm
Leaves Catch Fire on the Blue Green Dragon and Fall to the Secret Garden, Below…
Here, in the Cool, Quiet Between Walls of Stone, The Dragon’s Flames Dance Upon Inky, Dark Water
Late-Blooming Ladybells (Adenophora confusa) Defy October’s Frosty Nights and Whisper Softly in the Mist
Some years, Autumn’s radiant colors linger till late November in my garden. The season of the witch is often long and dazzles with glistening frosts. Not so this time. Oh no. Sandy had other plans. But modern meteorology allows us the luxury of planning for inclement weather; time to stock up on groceries and batten down the hatches, or slip outside for just one more glimpse at the garden before the wind starts to blow …
Autumn in the Entry Garden, Beyond the Secret Garden Wall
A Shock of Red Virginia Sweetspire and Geranium Leaves Flicker Like Flames Amid the Rust, Gold and BrownÂ
Bees of All Kinds Continue to Fill Late Blooming Asters with a Steady Hum, Foraging for Pollen in Autumn’s Chill Air
Golden Clethra alnifolia and Oxblood Physocarpus opulifolius Romance the Sea Green Juniper Along the Wildflower Walk
Shimmering Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum ‘Heavy Metal’) Against a Backdrop of Burgundy-Hued Physocarpus opulifolius
One of My Late-Autumn Favorites, Oakleaf Hydrangea (H. quercifolia), Turn a Lovely, Leathery-Maroon as Temperatures DropÂ
A Delicate Rustling Sound Adds to the Autumn Charm of Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa macra ‘All Gold’) in the Secret Garden
And Ever-Dazzling Stewartia pseudocamillia Against the Secret Garden WallÂ
Garden Design & Installation: Michaela Medina Harlow
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2 Replies to “Farewell to Late October’s Splendor . . . A Quiet Calm Before the Storm”
Michaela, You have really captured the essence of autumn. I have always felt that of all the seasons, our gardens in New England should shine in autumn. Not only do you have wonderful warm colors, the textures are really nice as well.
Thank you, Michael.
I agree with you completely. Autumn is such a beautiful season here; one to be celebrated with rich color in the garden! Now if only I could find the time to visit more gardening friends… And gardening blogs! Looking forward to the quiet season, and the opportunity to catch up with other gardeners and their many exciting projects. Happy Halloween!
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