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Sunday, December 20, 2020

Fall Garden Snaps

October and November 2020 were delightful in the garden due to the warm and not so wet weather.
First, some October pictures in no particular order.

Euphorbia characias 'Tasmanian Tiger':

The process of controlling Japanese anemone, above and below, is endless. It wins, I know...

Aralia cordata 'Sun King'

Japanese maples had enough time to slowly turn their colors:

Santolina, new in my garden

Also, my new addition Mertensia maritima (simplicissima). Oysterplant, oysterleaf, sea bluebells

Oh, this begonia grandis, so easy and delightful!

More pink color - Gaura

Impatiens omieana is happily blooming. It never bloomed in its previous spot, dry with afternoon sun.

Schefflera delavayi blooming

No doubt, everyone has a pink alligator in the garden. I don't know about yours, but mime is guarding the roof from squirrels.

My anti-squirrel squad. I can't say it works 100%, but at least, I feel I do something to deter squirrels from getting into the attic.

This was the first time I had a Brugmansia. I am impressed with its beauty and easiness to grow.

Non-stop blooming, die-hard Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

Long blooming, hummingbird magnet - Salvia 'Black and Blue'

Azalia (probably 'Northern Lights') in the left lower corner has beautiful fall foliage

Well, I'd prefer Rhododendron 'Honey Butter' to wait until spring, but it gives several blooms in the fall.

Little Olive Tree in the pot

Oakleaf Hydrangea, Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snowflake' and Viburnum

Work in progress
This was one of my summer projects - to do something with a very dry corner of the garden. 
At last, we found a solution!

Cotinus, Berberis, Japanese maple and Hakonechloa provide fall colors here.
This bed used to be a place where I put any plant I haven't found a right spot for. 
I call it an Accidental Bed or Nursery.

These grapevines were planted here not for fruit but to create a canopy for shade-loving plants underneath.

Should I be concerned about not-clumping bamboo at the garage wall?
It's clumping pretty actively!

To plant or not to plant, that is the question!

Another fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'. Actually, this is the mother plant of several shrubs growing in different corners of the garden.

Hakonechloa macra is getting divided periodically and provides plants needed in other spots through the garden. 

Agave and Yucca were moved to the little porch to hide from the rains during overwintering

Persicaria loves this spot!

Rose 'Mutabilis', 'The Butterfly Rose', simple and elegant

Cotinus Royal Purple in the pot with Cenecio 'Angel Wings' and a Hydrangea, a gift from my friend.

Hydrangea 'Endless Summer'

Several colors on one plant!

There can't be too many frogs in the garden!
One of my very first memories, I guess I was about 2-3 years old, is my Mom holding my hand and saying: June already... Frog! Do you see the frog?
I didn't see the frog, I probably didn't even know what a frog was, but I remember that she was very tall.... now I understand that I was very small then...

Beautiful rusty color of Magnolia macrophylla Ashei

I already wrote about this Japanese maple. It grew from a tiny seedling I found in the garden. 
Its foliage beats the foliage of other maples!

Boehmeria tricuspis 'Akaso' 

Now, we are moving to November!

I love our rustic garden table, custom made by Port Orchard craftsman Travis Foreman.

Grapevine got loose!

Blueberry fall foliage is one of the best!

Bought several Cornus canadensis, Bunchberry Dogwood, at Bainbridge Gardens. Needed to buy more!

The same Japanese maple, seen in October garden, getting brighter red leaves. It took it several years to reach the red color! 
Ten days later, and it's shedding its leaves:

And yes, 'Honey Butter' still blooming!

Cercis canadensis 'Little Woody' bought from Dragonfly nursery

Cotinus, Berberis and Hakonecloa on the Accidental Bed or Nursery

Rabbits are a permanent feature in my garden. This guy sits right in front of the house's central entrance.

Old foliage on Hosta 'Halcyon' and new leaves of Cyclamen hederifolium 'White Cloud'

November garden provided lots of material for bouquets:

Thank you for strolling through my fall garden with me!

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