Bloomin’ Update 11: Legends of the Fall

As October comes to a close, an early nor’easter has turned fall into FALL.  As rain pours down, as snow blankets us with a slushy mush, as ice pellets sting our face, and as howling wind tears the leaves from their branches, here a few photos of the colors, the debris, and the faded glory of autumn.

Let the raking begin.


The pink of Autumn Joy has aged and deepened to a dark, dusty rose.


Pee Gee Hydrangea is now parchment-colored.


This bee is probably wishing it had a blanket as it naps on Blanket Flower.


The Maple is on fire.


I'm not sure of the name of this plant, but the leaves are a bright spot in the garden -- until the temperatures really drop an the leaves droop. But with warmth, they rebound.


Liatris "punks" have turned from purple to brown.


Mums and Black Mondo Grass.


Lacecap Hydrangea is a shadow of its summer color.


Maple leaves nestled against a stone wall.


The buds for next spring's blooms are set on the northern growing Magnolia. Something to look forward to!


20 thoughts on “Bloomin’ Update 11: Legends of the Fall

  1. Here in ol’ Blighty we call that ‘unknown’ plant (the green speckled leaf one) an Aucuba. I have one in my front garden. occasionaly it will have red berries but it just sits there and doesn’t do much else… guilty of NOT liking this one…have a groovy weekend :0)

    • Thank you. I never really noticed the drama until I decided to take the picture. It’s funny, but this blogging thing has forced me to see the garden in a whole new light.

    • I’m glad you enjoyed the fall photos — at this time of year, I’m running out of reasons to do “Bloomin’ Updates.” But, I’m sure with imagination. . .

  2. Lovely series of photos Kevin. Your “fall seems to be a lot colder than our autumn (14C) today. Positively balmy.
    As for the acuba, spotted laurel as it is commonly known. Yawn, boring plant. Used for a lot of municipal planting in this part of the world. The plain green laurel is equally bad. their only saving grace is the flower which is small white and delicate. Enough said..

    • This fall has been unusually cold for us. Just last weekend there was a massive snowstorm north of my location. It resulted in very heavy snow and lots of power outages as trees, still sporting their fall foliage, came crashing down from the weight. As for the Acuba, I see your point, but its variegated leaves are a bright spot when everything else is turning brown — and that’s the kind of boring I like. Stay warm!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s