While Carol at May Dreams Garden keeps us on focus about the blooms in our garden all year long I am afraid that these are the last of the blooms in my garden. While there has been an Indian Summer here I managed to get the front door painted. It is a color of foliage which Pam likes for us to show the day after Bloom Day.
While we don't have so many blooms in the garden we do have foliage. The boxwood by the front porch is always green. I like to think it is a nice welcome to our home. The Akebia vine that insists on twirling around the rail will stay green until it gets really cold and stays cold. It is protected by the porch overhang. Yes, those are some holly berries and no I don't remember which holly. Obviously it is decidious. No matter because the berries are so striking and the birds leave them until the last to eat.
The pyracantha has that deep green of the cold months and there are plenty of berries to keep the Mockingbird happy for a long while. That is if he can keep the Cardinals out of them.
We have had a bit of moisture lately so a few of the bittersweet berries have shown themselves. The foliage on this vine is somewhat protected by the Locust tree nearby so it stays green until all the leaves are down from the Locust. If there is another frost the berries will be exposed.
The berries on the False Bamboo is rarely bothered by the birds. It must be because there are other more palatable berries available. I had read that birds like them. Maybe one will get brave some day and taste one.
The foliage on the Oak leaf hydrangea is still colorful and beautiful. The other hydrangeas foliage are all but lost.
I have read time and again that Burning bushes have fallen out of favor but at this time of year a person would be hard pressed to rip one out. It is so striking with those leaves aflame.
My two favorite viburnams are still gorgeous. The one on the right will lose its deep plum colored leaves this winter but the one on the right, Leatherleaf, will keep those leaves all winter.
I will leave you with a look at my window box as it appears now decked out in its fall finery. I hope you have that warm glow of fall in your sights.