My thinking about the garden is becoming as dull as the plants are beginning to look in my garden.
The tall asters are beginnig to fade. The rain has beat them down.
Back in the corner the Tiger Eye Sumac has dropped it leaves. Moving this out in a more conspicuous place is one of my chores yet to do. It is too small for this space.
I like to be able to see its fuzzy wuzzy stems without having to make way through the taller Asters.
Looking off the patio I can see that the Pesicaria I moved last fall is absolutely thrilled with their new situation. I had some hostas here but they didn't like fighting with the Ash tree roots for nourishment. The Pesicaria doesn't mind and has been blooming all through late summer and will keep on no doubt until a freeze gets it.
Their tiny white blooms work so well in flower arrangements. The dark leaves give a nice shot of color.
A nice surprise this fall has been that this Cordyalis had decided to emerge. I had quite a bit of this growing in this area several years ago. I guess the nearly 8" of rain we had last month encouraged it.
Another surprise plant this fall is a malva that popped up in a flower bed that had started receiving more light after we pruned a tree above it. I just love these kinds of surprises.
I know Mr McGregor's Daughter has had some surprises in her garden. Have you had any surprises in your garden this fall??