A Walk in a Fall Garden
A Walk in a Fall Garden
Summer's scorch is almost over, and fall is peeking around the corner, as summer slips away. Fall is showing off an amazing array of colors and cooler weather, perfect to enjoy a stroll through the garden.
Fall into place and let's stroll through a fall garden of mostly native or wildflowers and see what surprises we will find. Hold on to your hat!
All pictures taken by me, Bev Lemley ~ I hope you enjoy! All rights reserved.
Fall's softer light... - ...on a butterfly...a delight!
Eastern Silver Aster (symphyotrichum concolor)... - ...a favorite with butterflies...I can see why!
Narrowleaf silkgrass (pityopsis graminifolia) - ...an insect and crabby spider haven!
For a Lovely Fall Garden Inside!
Each plate has individual characteristics as it is stenciled and fired between two pieces of glass to 1600 degrees. Each plate bears the studio signature. Food safe and dishwasher safe. This is a true work of art ~ the colors are magnificent!!
Asiatic Dayflower (commelina communis) - A flower that appears to be clapping its hands!
Queen Ann's Lace (daucus carota) - See the purple jewel in the center of the "crown"?
This wildflower can be found all over the United States, and serves as food or shelter for many insects and birds. Learn more about this wildflower and what is really neat about it at Island Creek Elementary School's Study of Northern Virginia Ecology which is a very cool way to learn about ecology! Two thumbs up!
Seaside Goldenrod (solidago sempervirens) - ...beautiful, tall, stately...
...dependable...and a food source for many insects!
Fall Into A Livelier Step...
...With fall's cooler temps and awesome colors!
Pineapple Sage (salvia elegans) ... - ...smells like pineapple! And looks to be wearing high heels!
And one of the last things to bloom in the fall ~ of course, it's an insect magnet!
Crooked-stem Aster (at least I think)... - There are over 4,000 species ~
so it's hard to be sure ~ but it does have a crooked-y stem!
Fall mums... - ...how lovely!
American Beautyberry (callicarpa americana) - This is an old fashioned variety...
The birds love these and because of this, we have new plants starting to produce berries ~ such a lovely mulberry color!
Fall seeds... - ....set the stage for seasons to come...
Do you like to grow native wildflowers?
Do you enjoy the native wildflowers in your yard?
A Fall Break ... - ...is even enjoyed by the bees!
A Humminnngbird... - ...passing through to warmer places
Even herbs add color... - ...and definitely provide food for butterfly larvae
By QVC Host Carolyn Gracie , an article on Butterfly gardening Butterfly, oh Butterfly, Creating a Butterfly Garden
Mum's the Word... - ...Fall colors...the season to enjoy!
Pansies... - ...complete a fall garden!
What part of Fall do you Like Best?
What part about fall do you enjoy the most?
In drought years...
...the leaves are more colorful, and the seeds more plentiful. Squirrels and other seed-gathering critters run out of room to store them!
This is just a personal observation ~ what is yours on how rainfall affects tree color?
What do you think? - Drought gives us prettier tree leaf color?
Am I right or wrong?! I think that drought years are the most colorful, and yield the most acorns!
Do you think that drought gives us the best color or plenty of rain?
I say yes, drought years are the most colorful!
© 2012 Beverly Lemley