Before the storm, a tapestry.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Kind of a memento mori for the miscanthus...staring at the compost heap, knowing it will join it in the spring?
This combo of calamagrostis brachytricha and cotoneaster franchetii keeps on giving.
Oak leaf hydrangeas carry on with business despite being planted under a huge maple with greedy roots.
More of that cotoneaster, mmmm....
Lonicera foliage and one of the last blooms
The hellebore nursery under a hydrangea contains seedlings from my favorite purple hellebore. They need 2-3 more years to bloom.
The last rose?
I have troughs in the basement, sealed in plastic, fully cured and ready to come outside, but I couldn't bring myself to put them out tonight for the predicted 17 degrees. They can wait. After all, it's winter. I need to learn to wait again.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
This is one of a grouping of troughs at our house. The angle of the light and the changing foliage make it easy to tell the season without a calendar.
The dracocephalum turned such a great yellow/orange this year, though I need to divide it next year (it's a flopper).
In the back rank of troughs lives a quince with sedum sieboldii at its feet. I LOVE this sedum in autumn.