undulating southern magnolia leaf edge...
colchicum 'water lily' sparkling with raindrops friday morning...finally the night blooming cereus bloomed! the last few years, this plant's buds withered without opening. this flower was the 3rd try for this plant! i was rushing out the door to work on friday at 7:30 am and noticed this flower. i dropped my briefcase, grabbed my camera, and took the shots above and below.
echinacea 'coconut lime' is going to flower! i had despaired, but if the frost holds off, i should see one this year!
delicate detail of hydrangea 'limelight.' yes, that's an ill-fated japanese beetle hiding!
dwarf (?) oakleaf hydrangea has started to turn on the north side, except for this younger leaf.
the square garden looks a bit messy, but the mums and asters help.
i've been letting wild asters populate the new south border, because it's so pretty and carefree. the tree in the middle is a japanese stewartia, and the foreground plants are alpine strawberries.
rose 'heritage' taking its final bow, with a fiery marigold background near the potager.
'heritage' is on the fence in front of the potager fence (right above the lens i amateurishly left in the shot.)
another view of the potager through the garden gate... you can see i cleaned out all the blighty tomatoes this weekend. on the left is the big-leaved magnolia, then the amsonia, then the grasses, then the herbs.
the typical view of the potager, in the late afternoon.