Tomorrow is the start of meteorological autumn. I've been thinking about autumn a lot lately, what with the temperatures 10 degrees above normal and virtually no rain for three weeks. I long for the cool, crisp days of autumn. One frequently encounters the phrase "harbinger of spring," but what about those plants that are the harbingers of the other transitional season?
The garden looks worn and tired....
Once again, let's start at the street.
|Rose 'Carefree Beauty' and Dianthus 'Cranberry Ice'|
|Caryopteris and Echinacea|
and turning around at the other end of the path
|Phlox 'Red Super' and Lobelia 'Sparkle DeVine'|
Heptacodium miconiodes is in bloom
until you look closer, and see the harbingers of autumn:
the fall-blooming Anemones,
|Anemone x hybrida 'Andrea Atkinson'|
|ex-aster Eurybia divaricata|
|Colchicum 'The Giant'|
|Caryopteris 'Jason' (Sunshine Blue®)|
and the goldenrods.
Have you seen any harbingers of autumn in your garden?
Thanks again to Helen of The Patient Gardener's Weblog, for the suggestion of posting garden views at the end of each month.
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Want to see some beautiful spiderwebs? Check out my post at Wildlife Garden today.