the Potager in snow

This garden area ended up being a bit of a mish-mash this year as I experimented with what would do well here.  The ‘X’ pattern of little blue festuca glaucas will stay though.  I like how they pick up on the blue garage door.

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Evans cherry trees one week later

Just last week-end I posted photos of my cherry trees which had finally started to turn yellow.  Well that didn’t last long!

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At least there is more to look at now in this garden area, even in winter.  I see these two trees and their surrounding underplantings from the kitchen window.  I *must* have good garden views from the house to get me through winter!  So, one week down…

Evans cherry in fine fall form

What a beautiful day it was yesterday!  I got out and cleaned up the garden a little but I didn’t touch this area because I like to leave sedums and grasses standing over the winter. And plus they still look so good!  The Evans cherry trees were still green until a couple days ago.

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These trees were just planted this spring.

Click here and scroll down to see how this garden area has evolved.

late October colour in the Courtyard Garden

What a beautiful week-end!  I’m doing a little tidying up in the garden but there is still so much to enjoy.  The butterflies seem to agree and are still hanging around the catmint:

The heliopsis is still blooming too:

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Here’s the ‘regular’ heliopsis in front of a Bailey’s compact Virburnum shrub which I planted particularly for its fall colour:

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And another Bailey’s compact shrub a little closer to peak redness:

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fall foliage – my Hot Wings maple

One of the first things I did this spring was plant a maple tree.  Granted, it’s not got the big old Canadian-flag-shaped leaves that cast deep, dark shade that I remember and love from growing up in southern Ontario, but it has more fall colour than a poplar, which is one of the things I was going for.  I’m looking forward to seeing brilliant red keys (samaras) on it next year.

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