Though the clocks fall back today, and for me it signifies the dark tunnel I must travel through to return to more favorable weather, the Gardens are glowing.
After days of wind and rain, I decided I couldn’t put off going into the Gardens any longer. It was a bit cumbersome holding an umbrella and trying to set the controls on my camera at the same time… but the rewards!
We are so lucky to be able to enjoy the splendor of fall in the heart of our city.
A private affair.The gardeners made an arrangement outside their shed using Brassica oleracea (Ornamental Cabbage) and Asclepias physocarpus (which also has the naughty common name of Hairy balls). They did so for their own pleasure, which says a lot about their love (and talent) of all things horticultural.
Some evergreen plants turn purple as a reaction to the cold (kind of like us). This purple-leaved Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea Pendula’ (Weeping Purple beech tree) does the opposite. It went from purple to green, then orange.
Putting our money where our mouth is.
This new installation outside Horticultural Hall is long overdue. While the best things in life are free, we seldom value that which we don’t in some way pay for.
I know, we do pay for it thorough our tax dollars, but when money is tight the first things to get cut are non-essential items.
I have visited many gardens far and wide that I happily show my appreciation for with a donation into their donation box. Every little bit helps.