Hello, October . . .

Raydon's Favorite Aster with Amsonia and Flame Grass - michaela medina harlow - thegardenerseden.comAster oblongifolium ‘Raydon’s Favorite’

Speckless, blue skies, fiery foliage, brilliant light, colorful gourds and pumpkins, musky woodland walks, sparkling frosts, moody fog banks, starry nights, wood smoke and hot, mulled apple cider; hello October. Your beauty is simply beyond compare . . .

Tea Viburnum fruits (Viburnum setigerum) with Maiden Grass Tassels (Miscanthus sinensis) - michaela medina harlow - thegardenerseden.com Tea Viburnum Fruits Shimmer and Shine, Brilliant Orange Against the Buff Tassels of Maiden Grass (Viburnum setigerum & Miscanthus sinensis in October Light)

Miscanthus sinensis in October Light - michaela medina harlow - thegardenerseden.com Maiden Grass Tassels Catch the Low Light of Autumn (Miscanthus sinensis )

Viburnum lentago (Nannyberry Viburnum) and Lophocampa caryae (Hickory Tussock Moth) - michaela medina harlow - thegardenerseden.comNannyberry Viburnum (V. lentago) and Hickory Tussock Moth Caterpillar (Lophocampa caryae) 

Golden Amsonia hubrichtii & Blackened Seedpods of Rudbeckia hirta - michaela medina harlow - thegardenerseden.com Amsonia hubrichtii and Rudbeckia hirta 

David Austin Rosa 'Bibi Maizoon' and Sedum 'Autumn Joy' - michaela medina harlow - thegardenerseden.com The Roses of Autumn: David Austin Rosa ‘Bibi Maizoon’ and Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’

Tasseled Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis) - michaela medina harlow - thegardenerseden.com Let the Big Razzle Dazzle Begin!

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2 Replies to “Hello, October . . .”

  1. Deb Weyrich-Cody

    “Bibi Maizoon” Wow, what a great name! Is her colour truly this eye-wateringly vivid (or is this the same trouble I have with my iPhone camera – some things [pinks and reds, mostly]: just will NOT come true (compared to what I see, at least; )

  2. Michaela

    Hi Deb, Bibi is a very deep rose-pink, but this is an iPhone photo and that does throw the red balance a bit. If you put Bibi Maizoon in the search box (at top), you will locate some older (Canon), photos and a plant feature, with better color-accuracy. What attracts me to this rose is the fragrance (outrageous and spicy), deep color and the old, cabbage rose form. It is also quite hardy here, though I do protect the base with a pile of compost! x M

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