Friday, October 19, 2012


Every year about this time I go nuts on leaves. Coloured leaves, that is. Here is a collage of some:

And here is a shot of one of the perks of Autumn - something that re-blooms late, giving an unexpected bonus of colour: 

This is Campanula rotundifolia, Harebell. The background, although it is hard to tell from the picture, is an outcropping of pink granite. Harebells seed themselves all over, usually in better places than the gardener might have thought of. This particular plant has come through several nights of frost and is still going strong.

OK, there's a metaphor there and I get it.

The autumn colours have been spectacular this year.... there have been all kinds of surprise re-blooms (coneflowers in October???)..... I'm mulling over a whole range of changes for next year. Hard to do anything now, for one thing I can't see where anything is because of the fallen  leaves and the fact that some plants are completely dormant; for another, I don't want to spear too many daffodil bulbs. But, come Spring, there'll be a hot time in the ol' town....

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