This fall, I have more trees, though still very young; shrubs that are beginning to fill out; grasses that have become masses and new beds and perennials all with changing foliage and interesting seed heads. Since it is the foliage and not the blooms that is now the star of Northeastern gardens, I thought I would attempt joining Pam at Digging for Foliage Follow Up! (Hopefully, I will stay organized enough to participate regularly in this monthly blog event.)
I like to journal (through blogging) my garden each fall. I enjoy looking back through the years to see how my garden has changed and grown. Here is my garden (forever in the making) this Fall of 2011.
In the Bird & Butterfly Garden you are seeing Evening Primrose Oenothera, Mints (still green), Miscanthus ‘Morning Light’, Panicum ‘Dallas Blues,’ perennial sunflower Helianthus Microcephalus, Joe Pye Weed, Forsythia ‘Meadowlark.’
|Garlic Chives in the Potager|
|Bluecrop Blueberry in the Potager|
A new bed behind the garage workshop. The tree (facing to the left) I believe is an Amur Maple, not native and invasive so I cannot recommend it, but I cannot part with these trees. They were on my lot in Maine and two of them sprouted in a window box I brought with me – just look at this one now. I loved these trees in my Maine garden and keep them because they remind me of my home and garden there. Their fall foliage is always beautiful. Facing to the right, a Red Osier Dogwood.
|Red Osier Dogwood|
In the new Woodland Edge, much is happening. This Cardinal Dogwood’s stems have turned and look rich before the Blue Spruce. In the foreground is the nearly purple foliage of Oakleaf Hydrangea ‘Alice.’
|Leaf of newly planted Red Maple (here, most of the Maples did not turn red this year)|
|Newly planted Pagoda Dogwood|
|Leaves of young Tulip Tree in backyard|