|Dahlia 'Peaches 'n Cream'|
Welcome to our Pennsylvania, USA garden (hardiness zone 5). We are fortunate not to have had our first frost yet this month. Sometimes the snow flies on October 1st! Most of the plantings are similar to those from September, but the asters are not to be missed this month. And my favorite are on the Shade Path garden, which lives between our home and the sidewalk...
The Shade Path:
|Begonia 'Big Rex', white-flowered native aster (Doellingeria umbellata) and Digitalis grandiflora.|
|Sedum 'Frosty Morn' under Northern Sea Oats (Chasmanthium latifolium).|
|Dark-leaved annual begonias with chartreuse Sedum 'Acre' and under hung by the white flat-topped aster.|
|Evening light through the trellises around the Circle Lawn, at the end of the Shade Path.|
Cherry Corner & the Front Walk:
|Reds and purples have been the themes in the annual plantings this year for these gardens in front of the house.|
|Dahlia 'Heat Wave' has over three dozen blooms in the Front Walk this weekend.|
|Canna 'King Humbert' and Dahlia 'Heat Wave' with pink cosmos at their feet.|
|Canna 'King Humbert' in the October morning light.|
|Catmint (Nepeta 'Walker's Low') re-blooming under the dahlias. (See it in June.)|
The Hill Garden:
|View of the Hill Garden from the driveway.|
|Rosa 'The Fairy' is pop pink in front of Sedum 'Acre'. Last year it bloomed for Thanksgiving in the snow (see it here).|
|Purple coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea) that I seeded here, in front of Sedum 'Autumn Joy' and Canna 'King Humbert'.|
|Another shot of the pink tapestry on the Hill. Purple barberry bushes behind Rosa 'The Fairy'.|
|Seed heads of Allium tuberosum leaning over the lamb's ears, Sedum 'Autumn Joy' and barberry bushes.|
|Stachys byzantina, Sedum 'Autumn Joy', purple barberry, Canna 'King Humbert'.|
|A brilliant yellow backdrop for the Driveway Garden.|
|Miscanthus 'Dixieland' in front of purple Aster 'Peter III'|
|Dahlia 'Peaches 'n Cream' soaring over the Driveway Garden.|
|Pumpkins brightening our walk to the car.|
We are really happy with the garden this fall and hope that you have enjoyed it too!
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