Fall is on its way

A final flowering for Fall

A final flowering for Fall

We’re going through the last burst of flowering around here as the weather has been delightful — 70’s in the daytime and 50 at night.  We could still use a bit more water but at these temperatures it’s not so bad.  Probably the flowers capturing my eye the most at the moment are from a late purchase last year.

A Fall winner

A Fall winner

I’m not sure what these are anymore.  The leaves are very narrow for a Helianthus but they seem quite late for a Heliopsis.  In either case they are flowering up a storm right now and they are covered with buds.  The buds have a very characteristic way of unrolling which I should recognize — anyway it looks familiar.

Of course in the Fall you expect to see Chysanthemums and they are certainly performing up to snuff.

Fall Chrysanthemum

Fall Chrysanthemum

I also found the New England Aster to be especially pretty this year.  That purple/violet has way of electrifying the portion of the garden they inhabit.

New England Aster

New England Aster

And it’s hard not to sing praises to the Dahlias in the Fall.  Even those in the garden where I no longer remember what the names are.

Dahlia in the Garden

Dahlia in the Garden

It’s also a time to be grateful for the younger me who planted a Viburnum by the deck twenty years ago (I think it’s Viburnum wrightii).

Viburnum wrightii

Viburnum wrightii

And then we have the more recent addition of a tiny Sedum forest in the rock garden.

Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’

Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’

Of course we are not the only ones planting on this property.  The volunteer goldenrod plants are particularly spectacular at this time of year.  The bees and other insects pleasure in the intricate yellow blooms.

Goldenrod

Goldenrod

Which Goldenrod this is will have to be subject of a separate post because there are a fair number that grow in Maryland.

The butterflies are still playing hereabouts.  This cute little Skipper stopped by the Cosmos plantings but didn’t leave a detailed card with his name on it.

Some kind of Skipper on Cosmos

Some kind of Skipper on Cosmos

And nearby there was a spider that would be happy to dine on smaller insects.

Spider on Cosmos

Spider on Cosmos

Again the weather has been joyful and our froggie couple has been cuddling together watching the Fall flowers develop.  May you enjoy the season as much as we have…

The froggies get ready for Fall

The froggies get ready for Fall

3 comments on “Fall is on its way

  1. Noelle

    Your pictures capture the essence of fall. The different flowers are beautiful. The Rudbeckias (?) are my favorite.

    1. jw

      Right you Are! Again! See the Oct. 6th post.