A boy needs a breath of fresh air every now and then. Consequently, I took a break from writing about my indoor gardens this morning, in order to photograph the colorful ones outdoors. The lawn here is a thick mat of brown, fallen leaves, courtesy of the ancient sugar maples on the property. But until my giant, 200 year old copper beech (above) gets with the program, fall cleanup will have to wait.
Next to the front porch, Lilac ‘Avalanche’ makes a golden sculpture
There is no finer chrysanthemum than the late-blooming ‘Helen.’
Following two major rainstorms, water has at last returned to the Hudson River tributary behind my Woodland Garden.
A towering maple in the Woodland Garden
The Rose Garden, fountains turned off for the winter
One of several blueberry shrubs, their verdant foliage now cloaked in vermillion and gold.
In the Serpentine Garden, spring-blooming Witch Hazel now wears its autumn dress
I have a bumper crop of quince this year. Anyone have a recipe to share?
I hope the autumn color is lovely where you are, too. Have you already raked your leaves, or are they still falling?