Aeoniums, Catalpa bignoides pulverulentum, crimson glory vine, Leucanthemella, penstemon, sanguisorba canadensis, six on saturday, Stipa Calamagrostis, Verbena bonariensis, Vitis coignetiae
There has been some beautiful weather here this week but noticeably the evening light is dropping sharply by about 1900hrs. Consequently the temperature has dropped sharply overnight. As a result the mornings are dewy and the light is just plain lovely.
My six to share with you lovely readers and our host The Propagator are snapshots of the garden in the autumnal light.
More than six this week but I’ve kept the narrative to a minimum, hoping that’s allowed.
Have a great weekend wherever you are and thanks for reading. D.
Lovely light in those photos Doris. You have a beautiful autumn garden.
Thank you 🌞
Poor Autumn Joy! I just call all those sorts “succulents,” never mind I’m “wrong!”
Ha, good thinking
The garden looks wonderful in the autumnal light Dorris. I love the Sanguisorbia – hope I got that right. Who wrote about the pale, golden light of the British Isles?
Thank you. I have no idea who wrote about the pale golden light. Sorry. Please let me know when you remember
I have a feeling it was Vita…maybe writing about her white garden and how wonderful it looked in the pale, golden light….
Oh yes, a beautiful light, what time was it? I love the bed with the Sanguisorba canadensis, it’s a work of art.
Thanks Chloris, that’s kind. It was at 820 in the morning, such a lovely time of day
Oh, I thought it might be earlier. I might just manage 8.20.
Not too early for you Chloris
Indian bean tree is pretty cool. I got the impression that it is not appreciated within its native range. Well, this is not its native range. A few grew around town as if they could become aggressively invasive, but then did nothing more. It was as if they all appeared at the same time about ten years ago. So far, they have worked out well.
Fashionable about ten years ago then? I will pollard mine when it gets too big. It’s still just a sapling
Not fashionable; just prolific. It might have been the result of aging trees dispersing an abundance of seed. Now that those trees are gone, there are less seedlings, perhaps because the younger and more vigorous trees do not produce so much seed. Maybe they will exhibit s similar phase years from now.
Chris Mousseau said:
Catalpa is quite common here, but not the species you have I think – it gets quite large and is a bit of a pain cleaning up the fallen seed pods. The flowers in late spring make it worthwhile… That’s a great Calamagrostis photo!
Mine is still a sapling and I plan to pollard it once it gets too big. When the pods start dropping perhaps I will regret my choice but that is probably a few years away. Thanks for the nice comment about the Calamagrostis picture.
You’re so right about the quality of the light and it shows your harden up beautifully. The photo of the garden bed with the Sanguisorba is just lovely.
It is a flattering light, unlike high summer sun and the shadows make things look extra interesting. Thanks for the nice comment about the garden bed photo.
Yes, the light makes up for the shorter days, perhaps…? The border with the sangisorba has really filled out since I saw it, hasn’t it? I love the picture with the verbena
Thanks Cathy. 🌞 The borders are filling in nicely now. Some plants have done well and are very happy including the Sanguisorba and verbena which seem to be thriving on my heavy soil. There are still gaps of course but I point the camera away from those bits …
Selective editing! I am having to be careful not to slide back into my old ways of cramming too many things into my revamped borders 😉
Oh no, don’t cram them in, they are much happier with room to spread
Yes, I know I know, but old habits die hard. I am just about managing to resist temptation and perhaps could resort to removing a less-worthy if I particularly wanted to add anything else new. I am looking forward to being able to check the borders that haven’t been revamped, once the foliage dies down, so I can see what is in there and what can come out!
Definitely autumnal now. Great pictures, Dorris. That vine will be magnificent soon. I love that you’ve got flowers in bud, ready to start in late September.
Thanks, I am hoping the vine will share its crimson glory with me this year. Leucanthemella is like a shasta daisy but considerably later to flower, I definitely recommend it.
Hairbells and Maples said:
Gosh! that Sanguisorba is just lovely. It really stands out against al the other plants.
Perhaps because it’s white and rather tall. Thankyou 🌞
The garden is looking beautiful and look at the light, glorious! I love sanguisorba but not many cope with the heat and drought here. How is canadensis in that respect? Does it get through a hot and dry summer? A little envious of your Vitis – mine grows into a big cedar but up to now we’ve not had a good autumn colour…maybe as well due to drought?
Thanks Annette and you are a woman who knows how to use light. My soil is very heavy clay, blue clay in places so it puts up with some water logging and being baked to concrete. My garden is rather exposed and it copes with harsh winds too. The garden is inland, south east England so we won’t have the heat you get very often.
The Vitis needs good light for the colour I believe, but certainly lack of water will have an impact.
It’s got light alright but water is always tricky in summer. Once saw an amazing specimen at Savills.
I haven’t been to savills for years
That’s allowed, a chara. I’m told that skiing off piste is OK.
The Aeomium caught my eye so I’ll get googling to see if it might work in my garden. Hope you had a great week. I’m very late catching up with everyone’s gardens this week.
Aeoniums are native to the Canary isles and are tender so need winter protection from frost and rain. They don’t like to be soggy. A heated greenhouse or sunny window are needed for winter. I keep mine in the house for winter. I love them so am willing to put up with the to and fro needed.
We do what we must, Dorris. Passion for a favourite plant is an awesome thing.