Tag: Rudbeckia subtomentosa ‘Henry Eilers’
These Last Golden Days
Monarch on Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’ With little more than a week of summer remaining, I find myself looking back on the season with a twinge of sadness. Although I adore autumn, I wonder how it arrived so quickly. Spring was late this year, and our hot, rainy summer went a bit too fast. When did […]Read More
September’s Most Stylish Party Goers: Fashionably Late-Season Flowers . . .
Northern Climes can be a Challenge for Rose Lovers, but Rosa de Rescht Likes to Close Out a Party, Ending the Summer Season with a Â Midnight Kiss from Jack Frost Though sweet Summer shall stay with us a few more days, Autumn’s perfume swirls about in the chilly evening air. There’s no denying now that […]Read More
Lost in a Late Summer Reverie . . .
Â On the Terrace: Dahlia ‘Karma Choc’ and Angelonia angustifolia ‘Angelface Dark Violet’ Out watering containers this morning —listening to the chorus of crickets in the meadow and cedar waxwings in the viburnum— I found myself lost in a late summer reverie. With Dahlias, Summersweet, fragrant Lilies, Garden Phlox and Hydrangea in bloom, ornamental grasses sending […]Read More
In Late September’s Low Sunlight, Autumn Dons Her Golden Crown . . .
The Garden’s Golden Hour: Miscanthus sinensis purpurascens & Rudbeckia subtomentosa ‘Henry Eilers’ Sunset to twilight: a favorite window of time for a slow garden stroll. Quick, grab a sweater to throw off the chill, and a camera to capture the beauty. Early autumn and the golden hour —a garden drenched in honey-hued light— sweet moments […]Read More
“Autumn Is A Second Spring, When Every Leaf Is A Flower” – Camus
Dwarf Witch Alder (Fothergilla gardenii) & Hosta ‘August Moon’ Wisps of cool, grey fog, softly greet color-tinged leaves on the first morning of a new season . . . Welcome Autumn!Â Cranberrybush Viburnum (V. trilobum ‘Bailey Compact’) Doublefile Viburnum (V. plicatum var. tomentosum ‘Shasta’), Cranberrybush Viburnum (V. trilobum ‘JN Select Red Wing’), Flame Grass (Miscanthus […]Read More
Welcome September …
Last Sunset of August Through the Tassels of Flame Grass (Miscanthus purpurascens) Welcome September! With twenty one days remaining before the autumnal equinox, this is still a mostly-summer month. And yet, there’s no denying that the light is getting lower and the days are getting shorter. Twilight arrives earlier in the evening these days; skies […]Read More
Welcome Home! Johnson’s Garden: Revisiting a Renovation, One Year Later
A Welcoming Garden of Color: A Hedge of Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Summer Wine is Fronted by Miscanthus sinensis ‘Morning Light’, Perovskia antriplicifolia, Rudbeckia Â fulgida ‘Goldsturm’ and Sedum telephium ‘Munstead Red’, Among Other Plantings Facing the Residential Street After taking an early morning stroll through a garden I designed and installed last summer, I decided the visit […]Read More
Seduced by Autumn’s Alluring Scent …
Deep Within the Secret Garden, the Delightful Scent of Fairy Candles (Actaea simplex ‘Hillside Black Beauty’ and ‘Brunette’ aka Cimicifuga racemosa) Perfumes the Air, Luring Me Down the Dim, Winding Path. (Other plants here: Acer palmatum x dissectum ‘Seiryu’, Daphne x burkwoodii ‘Carol Mackie’, Viburum bodnantense ‘Dawn’, and beside theÂ Actaea simplex:Â glowing, chartreuse Hakonechloa macra ‘All […]Read More