As fall deepens in our area, fall color is well past prime and leaves are falling on most of the trees, except for our Sweet Gum which don’t lose their leaves until December here. Still there are some Fall Garden Hangers On at my place with Flowers Blooming.
I have had some gorgeous color on my Coral Bark Maple. Last week the leaves turned from a golden yellow on Monday and got a little more orange as the week went by. I took photos on a daily basis until Wednesday, then the rain and wind moved in. The tree went from the gorgeous yellow, and progressively more orange leaves to brown and almost bare today.
Even though my Burning Bush has lost its leaves, the bare branches reveal hundreds of tiny berries that the birds are loving. I have had chickadees, juncos and small finches dining on the berries. In my backyard, the Stellars Jays are making themselves regular visitors, and I am glad.
Elsewhere in the garden several of my dahlias are still going strong, while the others have been cut back and moved into the garage. The Red Pinwheel Dahlia, Purple and White Dahlia, Pink Dahlia and a Yellow and Peach Dahlia are among those still blooming.
I am still getting some flowers on my Honeysuckle, as well as a few flowers on one of my Daylilies and some of my Roses. The Red Valerian, on the other hand shows no sign of letting up and I have tons of seedlings that I will have to cull.
There are even some signs of the coming spring. My Muscari is beginning to come up, while my Flowering Quince doesn’t seem to know what season this is and is blooming now. I Finished building my Raised Beds yesterday and filled them up. Now I can plant them up this spring. In the mean time, I have some cover crop seed that may or may not sprout at this time of year. The Mesculun Mix that I planted earlier, is giving me some nice salads right now.
In all, I am happy to have these Hangers On, even though we have now had our first taste of winter rains. Do you have any Fall Garden Hangers On or Previews of Spring??