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Monday, November 12, 2007

Fall colors

For the first time, I noticed how gorgeous some of my perennials are in the Fall. It's not only the trees that are changing colors ...

Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia)
Shrubby cinquefoil (Potentilla frucitosa) -- is getting a purplish sheen to it.

Purple Loosestrife ( Lythrum salicaria L.) (despite the name, not purple in the summer)
Hosta -- I know it's dying, but this one looks pretty all yellow.

6 comments:

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Oooh... so pretty. I didn't realize that the cinquefoil turned colors in the fall, but I have an oakleaf hydrangea and I love those, too.

Last year, I was similarly surprised by a hosta that turned acid yellow. This year, it was a hybrid lilium that shocked me with bright color. I love these kinds of surprises late in the season! :)

Carolyn gail said...

Nice colors, Rosemarie.

BTW, I only work at the local garden center a few days a week during the busy season ( April until Fall) but next year I hope you'll stop by and visit.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Oakleaf hydrangeas are stunning, aren't they? Love your cinquefoil as well, such pretty colours!

Carol said...

Your garden is beautiful! Next year you should replace the purple loosestrife with a different plant, perhaps delphinium

kate said...

After the leaves have disappeared from the trees, I love the colours of the perennials. Even now there are some beautiful colours peeking through the snow.

Carolyn gail said...

Hey Rosemarie,

What's going on around there? We miss you. Come back, please.