It is most definitely fall, and I love it! Cooler temps, some of that wonderful rain, and clouds that veil that incessant sunshine to more tolerable levels. The panic of being trapped in an overheated summer is starting to subside, and I feel like I can relax again. Phew! I really love October!
A definite foliage favorite – my Melianthus. I moved it yesterday, so today it is not looking quite as happy. Despite this, my hopes are high for a comeback this spring – it got one of the best spots the house has to offer!
Love how it looks after a rain – it’s like it’s got its own built-in Rain X.
The Colocasia makes the same pretty pearls.
Echium candicans, Cannabina, Licorice plant, a Kniphofia and Salvia argentea at the bottom. The Cannabina didn’t grow very much this year. It spent a good while healing itself after a somewhat botched transplant attempt. Hopes are high it will make up for it next year!
One of my absolute fave foliages – Lupinus albifrons. Love that silvery sheen!
I like the ferny green with the strappy black – Grevillea ‘Scarlet sprite’ with Pennisetum ‘Vertigo’.
A Harts tongue fern I fell for at the Fling banquet. Can’t for the life of me remember which variety it is.
Vitis purpureum – my purple ornamental grape switching to fall colors.
Partial view down the side yard project. My humble goal is to get this finished before first frost. One of the things I want to do, is remove the occasional raspberry that still pops up here and there. I really wish I had room for both, but alas I don’t. Last year, the raspberries were donated to an organization that grows edibles so that I could free up space for more horticultural experimentation. My name is Anna, and I am an addict…
I’ll leave you with the portrait of a new friend, as he takes off for new discoveries. No doubt he is leaving to check out what fabulous foliage grows in other gardens over at Pam’s blog Digging. Thanks for hosting, Pam!