happy day after halloween! while getting the paper this morning, i spied this maple leaf clinging to the white pumpkin like a starfish... or maybe my canadian friends and relatives will recognize this serendipitous national symbol...hubs and i decided to make patterns in the pumpkins this year, rather than faces. we used a drill on the white pumpkin. it was all very last minute... maybe next year we'll try harder. btw, the seeds from the white pumpkin are great eating. i'm going to make a soup from the sugar pumpkin tonight.
the fall colors in our area are intense this year. i've been getting up early to an orange-y light showing off the leaves, which i've tried to capture, below, in the entrance to the potager... (from l to r, big-leaved magnolia, amsonia, grasses, liriope and volunteer crape myrtle.)
part of the uncontrollable north garden. (l to r, willow, enkianthus, dwarf oak-leaf hydrangea, japanese maple sangu kaku, amsonia, buddeleia 'ellen's blue')
looking east in the south garden, with the asian square garden in the background (l to r, crepe myrtle, southern magnolia, witch hazel 'diane', japanese blood grass, baptisia austrailas)
another look at witch hazel 'diane', with luna. the horrible green fencing protects a young camelia from the deer. the asian square garden is at left.
the potager, with the entrance garden glowing at left. yesterday we had herbs, lettuce and kale from the garden. though i have had to remove cabbage caterpillars by hand, the broccoli is getting there.