Monday, November 23, 2015

Staying Up Late or Getting Up Early?

It's been so warm this fall that some plants haven't gotten the message that winter is coming.  This gentian has developed a really fat bud in the last couple weeks.  I'm hoping that the plastic jar covering it will save it from being frozen.  We'll see...

Viburnum farreri 'Nanum' seems to have taken a catnap and woken up in bloom.  I can't complain; it's beautiful whenever it blooms.

We have 26 degrees predicted for tonight.  That ought to put an end to all this friskiness.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Autumn Bits

Loebner Magnolia doing its fall thing.

Some blue to balance all of the oranges: saxifrage happily growing in tufa in a trough.

Hips on a climbing rose

Fothergilla 'Mt Airy, my favorite fall shrub

Mallow, living the life of an annual, blooming until the end.

Young crape myrtle 

The obligatory autumn event in the garden.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Autumn in the Troughscape

Autumn in the troughscape in front of the garage.

Tiger Eyes Sumac, rhus typhina 'Bailtiger'

Sedum sieboldii

Same sedum, different trough

The yellow in the middle is iris gracilipes var. alba, Buko Form

Carolina Allspice (calycanthus floridus) and ilex verticillata 'Red Sprite'...and in the background, new troughs for a lucky gardener in central NJ.

Sunday, November 1, 2015