Saturday, October 31, 2009

Fall Colors

This Lagerstroemia indica (Catawba Crape Myrtle) has now been in my garden for about 18 months; still small, but look at those colors! It's a splendid specimen in spring, with purple blooms, and now in fall, with this orange foliage.

As this Sweetshrub is beginning to shed its leaves, the Georgia Aster next to it continues to bloom at its most brilliant. An early frost and many rainy days have diminished my garden's appeal. The Pineapple Sage, for an example, barely had time to bloom before the frost, and that spectacular new pale pink Chrysanthemum now sports a prematurely bedraggled look.

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