|Crispy, but colorful redbud leaves -- A harbinger of Fall|
|Much healthier-looking than when we first returned, but I'm still worried|
Because it's the kind of plant that loves wet feet, my large clump of Darmera peltata/Indian rhubarb likes the low spot where it's planted, but when there's no rain for weeks, in my garden there's no such thing as a wet low spot. Many of the leaves are dry and crispy.
|Fortunately, the Ricinus communis 'New Zealand Purple' and the Tertrapanax papyrifera 'Steroidal Giant' are planted where they got the benefit of the sprinkler all week.|
|'New Zealand Purple' and Amaranthus foliage|
|Canna 'Tropicanna' is fabulous, and likes wet feet too. It's planted in a container with no drainage holes.|
|My 'Gryphon' Begonia, which recently dropped every leaf, is starting to wake up from its short period of sleep, and is producing new leaves.|
|These dark elephant ears and dark-leaved Canna really stand out here in this shady spot surrounded by bright green.|
|My serviceberry/Amelanchier alnifolia is really quite heavily laden with fruit, and is going to provide a feast for the birds as soon as they discover them.|
|Bolting lettuce is trying to push its way through the bird netting that I put on to deter neighborhood cats. We were eating this just the week before we left, but not now, it will be way too bitter.|
|Squash plants love the heat too, they are spilling over the walls of the raised veggie beds, where last week when we left, they hadn't even reached the ground yet.|
That's some of the outstanding foliage in my garden this month. How about yours? Post a comment at Pam Penick's blog Digging, so we can all come and ogle your plants.