Fall is a time of year where the temperatures are more pleasant and I can get back into the garden. It is like getting reaquainted with an old friend. The ornamental grasses are in full bloom and dancing in the breeze. Last year I planted three small Miscanthus--'Little Zebra'. This year they are looking great.
Magnolias are great all summer long with their gorgeous blooms....and now, these lovely seed pods. It almost looks like they are adorned with tiny little ornaments.
Additionally the Euonymus americanus is showing its seed pods....looking like its common name--'Hearts A Bustin' I am happy to have some growing in my property.
Some of the Muhly grass is finally blooming. Love how the water droplets hang on the seedheads.
We have had some more opportunities to go out on the lake and enjoy the wildlife. Not too much longer and the Egrets will migrate. These two look like they had an argument-- not looking at each other.
I love these birds, they are so graceful.
All in all these are great examples of why I like fall....BUT- there are also the end of season plant sales in our area! At the end of September I went to one that I had gone to last year. Acres and acres of plants. The only thing limiting me was thinking about the holes I would have to dig in this hard clay soil. One neighbor asked for a pick axe!
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