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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

My Autumn Garden

My autumn garden doesn't just depend on foliage for interest, I do still have some flowers blooming.

Tricyrtis 'Taipei Silk'

Chocolate Eupatorium (Joe-Pye Weed)

Chocolate Joe Pye also provides a backdrop for a dark-leaved Cimicifuga/Actaea/whatever they're calling it now.

Red annual Coreopsis


Another Dianthus

A hardy Geranium called 'Confetti' has tiny flowers similar to G. robertianum, but wonderful variegated leaves.

Sheffield Pink Chrysanthemum, planted in the spring, with a backdrop of Agastache 'Golden Jubilee'

Salvia patens, started from seed, has enormous bright blue flowers, but may not be hardy here. We'll see.

I have some unknown Dahlias.

Unknown Dahlia, with the turning foliage of my oak tree

Dahlia 'Harlequin'

Dahlia 'Eveline'

Dahlia 'Arabian Night'

Buds on Mahonia 'Charity' mean I will have flowers this winter.

Autumn Foliage

Red Twig Dogwood

Cyclamen coum

Cyclamen hederifolium

Arum 'Jack Sprat'

Acer circinatum 'Pacific Fire'


And the ever-present ground cover in the PNW -- Moss.