October Scenes in the Garden
Just a random selection of recent photos, starting with Brown Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia triloba) in the back garden.
Clove currant (Ribes odorata).
Short’s Aster (Symphyotrichum shortii).
Butterflyweed seed pods (Asclepias tuberosa).
Swamp Milkweed seeds (Asclepias incarnata).
Salvia with Bluestem Goldenrod (Solidago caesia).
The front garden viewed from the back.
The sidewalk border.
Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum).
Northern Sea Oats (Chasmanthium latifolium).
Nasturtiums (Tropaeoleum majus).
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.
The Sea Oats grows readily from seed, at least around here. They are tan colored when ripe.
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.
Good eye, Mystic Spires it is!
It’s great to have so much still to enjoy this time of year. Love the Asclepias seed heads.
It’s been a warm fall so far.
I agree with Christina – your planting looks great and the light is beautiful now. Love the Asclepias seeds, so peculiar.
They’re a bit like dandelions.
Happy October to you too! Your garden still looks spectacular.
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.
Same here, cool summer, warm fall, and lots of rain.
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.
You’re right, it still looks a bit like summer.
Finally I understand the common name ‘Swampy Milkweed’, great photos Judy and Jason, your garden looks lovely in the Autumn too.
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
Sea Oats is an extremely ornamental grass, it will seed itself around, though.
Beautiful images capturing the essence of fall!
You’ve still got plenty of great color in your gardens. I like the northern sea oats. Thanks for reminding me that I wanted to collect some swamp milkweed seeds!
It’s a great plant, easy to grow in the right conditions.
It looks beautiful, Jason! Love the Clove Currant! How tall does it grow?
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!
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 🙂
We’ve definitely had a very green and rainy year.
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.
I recommend the Sea Oats, though they will seed themselves enthusiastically.
All my rudbeckias are done except one that did rebloom which was a surprise…love the grasses now.
My switchgrass leaves are just starting to turn red and yellow.
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!
I didn’t know that milkweeds and hoyas are related. Thanks for the info!