Well, someone forgot to tell my garden about this color scheme.
Here in my garden, we are enjoying purples and pinks and whites, and they look wonderful in the glow of a partly sunny, cool autumn afternoon.
Walk with me through the garden and let's take a look.
First up, let's kneel down and see the autumn crocus, Crocus speciosus, starting to bloom.
Its blooms won't open on cloudy days, so we'll have to come back when the sun is shining to see the gold of its stamens.
It echoes the colors of the asters blooming nearby in Plopper's Field, where I plop in flowers wherever there is a bare spot. Did I tell you I recently plopped in another shrub clematis? I'll tell you more about that some other day.
|Asters in Plopper's Field|
Back in the vegetable garden, I have some clean up to do. But there are some flowers to enjoy amongst the dried up corn stalks and okra plants gone wild. This clematis is one I ended up whacking back about six weeks ago when I was clearing the area by the fence.
The alyssum is at its peak now.
|Alyssum is a good annual ground cover for the veg garden|
Nearby, in the garden bed I call The Shrubbery, a dwarf butterfly bush is still putting out purple blooms which is good because there are still lots of butterflies about.
|Move over butterfly bush, I want to sit there|
Another clematis decided to send out a few new blooms along the edge of another garden bed called Woodland Follies.
Across the way, some tall verbena, Verbena bonariensis, blooms half hidden behind some shrubs.
I hope you enjoyed this tour of the garden and are re-thinking your own fall colors now. Fall is yellow and orange and gold and brown, but it is also purple and pink and white.