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.
These trees were just planted this spring.
Click here and scroll down to see how this garden area has evolved.
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:
Here’s the ‘regular’ heliopsis in front of a Bailey’s compact Virburnum shrub which I planted particularly for its fall colour:
And another Bailey’s compact shrub a little closer to peak redness:
Hot wings maple catches the low sun and absolutely glows:
A little closer look at that fabulous red:
And don’t forget the Coppertina ninebark which is this colour all season long:
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.