|The Shade Path Garden in the first week of October.|
The above view of the Shade Path is a long view from the front sidewalk at our corner property. The Front Walk with its dahlias is to the left, the Circle Lawn is in the middle and the Shade Path connects these gardens to the backyard gate. Read more on succession planting in the Shade Path for more information on plant varieties and planting schemes in this garden.
|View from the Shade Path to the Circle Lawn. The Curb Strip planting is just seen in the upper left corner.|
|My yellow perennial foxgloves, Digitalis grandiflora, are just starting to rebloom this autumn.|
|Oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia) just turning colors while surrounded by the white puffs of native flat-topped aster, Doellingeria umbellata. This aster is like baby's breath (Gypsophila) for the autumn garden.|
So, if you are interested in this plant and in eastern US, check in the nearest railroad grade or abandoned plot down the street. You just might find a gem instead of an enemy!
|Flowers surrounding the Circle Lawn as still going strong: red Begonia 'Dragon Wings', white Euphorbia 'Diamond Frost', blue Buddleia, pink Sedum 'Autumn Joy' and a white Mandevilla.|
|View to Cherry Corner and the street. Clematis 'Perle d' Azur' climbs the maple tree with some help.|
|Sidewalk view of the Shade Path. The white aster Doellingeria umbellata and other white foliage plants give the shade garden interest in the fall.|
|Sedum 'Frosty Morn' in the shade garden.|
|Northern Sea Oats (Chasmanthium latifolium) in October.|