October Scenes in the Garden

Just a random selection of recent photos, starting with Brown Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia triloba) in the back garden.

2014-10-05 13.37.19 Brown Eyed susan

Clove currant (Ribes odorata).

2014-10-05 14.05.56 clove currant

Short’s Aster (Symphyotrichum shortii).

2014-10-05 13.37.51 short's aster

Butterflyweed seed pods (Asclepias tuberosa).

2014-10-05 13.40.21 Butterflyweed seed pods

Swamp Milkweed seeds (Asclepias incarnata).

2014-10-05 13.41.03 swamp milkweed

Salvia with Bluestem Goldenrod (Solidago caesia).

2014-10-05 14.01.27 Salvia with bluestem goldenrod

The front garden viewed from the back.

2014-10-05 14.05.34 front garden

The sidewalk border.

2014-10-05 14.06.25 sidewalk border

Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum).

2014-10-05 14.08.09

Northern Sea Oats (Chasmanthium latifolium).

2014-10-05 14.09.13 northern sea oats

Nasturtiums (Tropaeoleum majus).

2014-10-05 14.10.31 nasturtiums

Happy October!

34 Comments on “October Scenes in the Garden

  1. Did you grow the Northern Sea Oats (Chasmanthium latifolium) from seed; a friend just gave me a few stems I hope the seeds are ripe, it is a beautiful grass. your garden is still looking full of colour and vigour, Jason. It would be good if you could extend that planting onto the roadside verge.

  2. This month is flying by, but your garden still looks great. Is the dark salvia Mystic Spires? Love that rich color, especially with the yellow.

  3. I agree with Christina – your planting looks great and the light is beautiful now. Love the Asclepias seeds, so peculiar.

  4. Thanks for sharing the lovely photos. The swamp milkweed seed heads look like angel hair. I really love those sea oats. Enjoy the fall! The Willamette Valley is sort of stuck in summer with temps continuing in the 80s and high 70s with nights that cool down. It has been a very different year for us.

  5. Northern Sea Oats are wonderful Jason! Love grass in a garden. Your front garden looks as it’s summer not fall: sun, blue flowers, light green leaves.

  6. Finally I understand the common name ‘Swampy Milkweed’, great photos Judy and Jason, your garden looks lovely in the Autumn too.

  7. Some beautiful images here, I particularly like the Northern sea oats and aren’t those Swamp milkwood seeds gorgeous, they look like little fairies.xxx

  8. I love your Short’s aster, although the name is new to me.
    I do have a delicate michaelmas daisy, as we call them over here in England which looks very much like your plant, but it is anything but short getting up to five foot!

    • Short’s aster is named for a 19th Century American botanist – it will grow up to four feet – not the tallest aster but not really short!

  9. Things are looking good out there. Your garden has a really nice late summer feel to it even though autumn has arrived.
    I like the green grass. I guess rain does make a difference 🙂

  10. I love your October garden. Still lots to enjoy.
    Panicum is a lovely grass and I love those Northern Sea Oats. I must try those.

  11. I love the changing colors. I particularly got focused on milkweed seeds as theyare the same with my hoya seeds. No wonder, as they are in the same family, but we dont have milkweeds here!

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