Welcoming October’s Fire
Â Viburnum trilobum ‘Bailey Compact’ with Miscanthus sinensis ‘Morning Light’ along the Secret Garden Walk
Â With fiery colors peeking through a misty, morning shroud, October began on a moody note today. The Cranberrybush (Viburnum trilobum ‘Bailey Compact’) has turned the brightest shade of red that I can ever remember and beyond, Fragrant Abelia (Abelia mosanensis) and Spicebush (Lindera benzoin), have caught fire in an orange and yellow blaze of glory.
It’s a month filled with luscious colors, textures, tastes, fragrances and temperatures. Welcome beautiful October!
Â Acer palmatum ‘Seiryu’ dons her technicolor dream coat, surrounded by the seasonal alchemy of her leafy neighborsÂ
I love to play with changing, seasonal contrasts and harmonies in my garden designs. Here, Amsonia illustris, Itea virginica ‘Little Henry’ and Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Summer Wine’ light up the entry garden in gold, red and maroon.Â
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