The air is cool, but, it's warm in the sun. There is color here and there to catch the eye. 'Lovely Fairy' is blooming, having survived several freezes and frosts. She's lovely against the afternoon cool blue sky.
|Rough Leaved Dogwood*|
In The Garden of Benign Neglect, the last of the Rough Leaved Dogwood leaves cling to the branches and dance in the breeze....I am thrilled this lovely native is happy in my garden.
|High above are leaves still waiting to join the ones on the ground|
Fall lasts a long time in Middle Tennessee....way into December in a mild year. These are the days that southern gardeners long for when the oppressive weather of summer makes working in the garden a chore and not a joy. These are the days that I fall into love with my garden all over again and notice everything about it!
|Panicum vigatum with captured oak leaf|
|Amsonia hubrechtii's curtain call|
Everywhere the leaves and flowers are curling up and turning inward...It's the dance of garden life.
|Colchicum bloomed while I wasn't looking!|
These are the days when many southern gardeners divide and transplant old garden friends; we add new plants and bulbs to the garden...
|1000 Tommies* are planted beneath the Bottle Tree|
These are the days when I have the energy to build a small wall from the rocks that were uncovered and moved, so I could plant the bulbs and new plants.
These cool and sunny days are perfect for me to sit in the garden and dream about my love~Clay and Limestone.