Wednesday, October 29, 2014

My Autumn Is not Your Autumn

Frost is predicted for near Atlanta on Saturday morning. We will have a cool morning in the forties, no frost.

 Euonymous berries are bursting their pods

Dogwood berries are red. If you wanted more dogwood trees, now would be the time to gather and plant seeds. No trick to dogwoods, just poke the berries into the ground with a finger. By the time you've forgotten about planting them, little sprouts appear, say a year or two. There's a method for stratifying and all that if you are serious about doing it 'right.'

Red leaves are there if you look hard. These are Oakleaf Hydrangea. Streaks of red are showing up in Sassafras trees and Sumac along woods' edge.

I stopped deadheading roses so they can get ready for winter. 

Red Cabbages from seed are now in the Periwinkle bed. 
Periwinkles are still sprouting but frost will take them out.

A glimpse of the peanut picker ready to start.

Esperanza blooms and seeds,
Tithonia and a bee.

Crape Myrtle, Esperanza and Loropetalum in a blaze of color.


  1. Well, frost happens. Obviously, some plants will be frozen toast, but it's that time of year. Hope it's not too cold this weekend....

  2. Going by our long-term forecast, it looks like we have a couple more weeks here, which puts our first frost in November. The usual first frost date is mid-October. I just hope we don't get a quick crash into very cold weather.

  3. Enjoy all of that gorgeous fall color.

  4. A group from my Church went to Ellijay Wed. for apples and to view the leaves. The leaves are mostly green, very few have turned. The warm weather has delayed the turning.Now the frost will make them fall off before turning.Altho we appreciate the warm days, it's about over starting tomorrow.

  5. Yikes! I don't like to think about frost but it's about that time of year, isn't it? You still have so much going on in your garden!


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