What a beautiful autumn we have had! This October was as nice a one as I can remember.
The other day on our trip to Buhl Park, my second grader spotted these Rudbeckia seedheads and exclaimed, "Wow! These were beautiful!" That makes my mama gardener's heart happy to hear that she is beginning to see past the present views in a garden an identify what was there.
Of course the next step is to be be able to exclaim, "How beautiful those Black-eyed Susan seedheads are!" But that kind of enjoyment takes some time to grow into. :)
If you enjoy seeing the beauty of decline in the garden, I can recommend nothing better than Piet Oudolf's Instagram photos. Amazing views of ornamental grasses, flowers and foliage in the delicate dying stages of the garden. Enjoy!
Sweet autumn to you, my garden friends!