Tag: Autumn Garden

The Eccentric Flowers of American Witch-Hazel

There’s an American Witch-Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) planted on the east side of the house. Rabbits chewed it to the ground every year before I protected it with hardware cloth.  Then it bounded upward and quickly reached its current height of about 10′…. Read More

October Seedheads

I’m not one of those people who say that seedheads are just as good as flowers. They’re not. But in the absence of flowers, seedheads can be pretty nice to have around.

Lurie Garden in November

Time for another installment in my monthly series on Chicago’s Lurie Garden. By November, the flowers have pretty much vanished, and yet there is still plenty of color. The sky was grey and overcast on the day I brought the camera downtown,… Read More

The Pansies of Autumn

It is my contention that Pansies (Viola x wittrockiana) are underused, and Chrysanthemums overused, as fall annuals.

Those Dazzling November Days

In the normal course of events, November is one of the two most dismal months of the year. At least, in my part of the world. An inky blackness falls by 5 PM, the leaves are dead, and a penetrating chill is… Read More

From the Meadow Garden at Longwood Gardens

The Meadow Garden in late October. Flying home tomorrow. More after we return.

Three Autumn Vignettes From The Back Garden

Our little fountain birdbath, with fading ferns and Crooked Stem Aster (Symphyotrichum prenanthoides).