Just as daylight savings time ends, so have the leaves left. I managed to freeze the leaves (in timeless photos) before Frosty Morning. As my garden grows, now at three years, I find I am rewarded with a little show of fall color and interest.
|Geranium and Evening Primrose (Oenothera)|
|American Witch Hazel|
|Oakleaf Hydrangea ‘Alice’|
|Young Amur Maples with Red Osier Dogwood in background.|
The Witch Hazel I just planted this past spring from a bare root purchased at Prairie Moon. The Forsythia has grown from a cutting I took with me from Maine when we moved here. The Amur Maples showed up as seedlings in a window box I also brought with me from Maine! It is exciting to watch them all grow each year. The Pin Oak put on some weight this year, but nothing can compare to a beautiful, mature tree come fall. Following is a mature Pin Oak in nearby Grass Point State Park. Following that mature Oaks and Maples throughout the park.
|Look at this carpet of leaves.|
|This Birch’s branches and jewel leaves dance in the sunlight.|