Sunday, October 23, 2011

Annuals in my garden by the sound

Even with our really cool nights these tropical annuals by my front door are going crazy! They even seem to have woken up in the cool nights and still pretty warm days and their lush colors and textures are like the gift that keeps on giving.  I know with that first frost that will be here soon I'll come out and find my lovely elephant ear plant crusty and dead, so I just keep watering it and treasuring its glossy leaves as long as I can.

Grasses rule the fall beach gardens in New England

Grasses are everywhere by the beach and in my mind they are the kings and queens holding court in the New England fall garden.  And this hydrangea standard overflows with bounteous blooms in the summer that turn this gorgeous pink in the fall.  This one sure loves where it's planted!

Summer Snowfake viburnum flowers from spring till fall in my garden

This 'Summer Snowflake' viburnum rewards me from late spring and all the way through fall with its lacecap white blooms.

Fall look of my hydrangea standard 'Tardiva'

My standard hydrangea 'Tardiva' is so pretty in the fall with its blushing pink flowers.

Fall in my garden by the sound

My garden by the sound in its waning hours before freezing, snow and sleep for the winter.