Sunday 18 October 2015

Autumn tints in the border

Geranium pratense 'Plenum Violaceum'
A few details of leaves of herbaceous plants, on a damp dull day - not all autumn colours come from woody plants.

Euphorbia 'Excalibur'

Sarracenia flava

unknown umbellifer

Roscoea humeana

Sanguisorba cv.

Rhubarb 'Champagne'

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'JS Caliente'

Persicaria runcinata 'Purple Fantasy' (It's interesting that these members of the Polygonaceae all show good colours.)

Sunday 11 October 2015

Autumn light

Dahlia 'Mary Evelyn' (and Symphyotrichum 'Nicholas'): the dahlia has 'grown on me' through the season.
With the exception of a couple of wet days early last week the weather lately has been consistently pleasant, with a cool misty morning giving way to lovely warm sunshine. In consequence the lighting effects in the garden have been delightful - these are a few attempts at capturing some of them this weekend.

Aster 'Cotswold Gem' - an outstanding selection by Bob Brown.
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 'Primrose Upward', Aconitum 'Spatlese', Acer cissifolium behind.

Aconitum 'Royal Flush'

Morning on my study window view: Aruncus 'Horatio' and Symphyotrichum novi-belgii 'Dusky Maid' are prominent.

Calamagrostis emodensis

Eryngium serra

Euphorbia ceratocarpa

Helianthus 'Carine' - a shorter version of 'Lemon Queen', highly recommended.

Sanguisorba 'Cangshan Cranberry'

Galanthus reginae-olgae