In this lull between the storms of holiday hullabaloo, moments snatched to peruse the garden help bring peace and tranquility to the list making madness.
Above: Muhlenbergia capillaris, the pink muhly grass catches the sunlight as it peeks through the cloud cover.
While I have been called *easily annoyed* by some, I am also easily pleased by the fading faireness of the garden. The yin and the yang, eh?
Above: Spiraea japonica (x bumalda) ‘Magic Carpet’ holding onto its leaves until the last possible moment.
Many years of planting for winter interest and beauty in every season are paying dividends now.
Above: Acorus gramineus ‘Ogon’ and Imperata cylindrica ‘Rubra’ with creeping thyme in the gravel garden.
New plants are living up to expectations.
Above: Libertia ixioides ‘Taupo Blaze’, brought back on the airplane from Seattle this summer seems happy in the gravel garden with iris and red mustard, so far.
There is so much that looks good now, a second post was written to share it before November runs out of days.