September 30, 2016

End of September: The Colors of Autumn

If you're new here, I garden in Eastern Washington state, zone 5b.
We are definitely into fall now, with much cooler nights and days.
No frost yet!

Our house isn't the only thing that has changed color in the last 2 weeks.

The flowers and trees have also begun their yearly fall show.

Sedum in the back flowerbed has fully blossomed out now and is constantly covered with bees and flies.
The pink will turn a rusty red before all is said and done.

One of our newly planted staghorn sumacs on the back slope.
Such brilliant shades of red and orange!

My red-twig dogwood in the shade bed is also going out with a bang.

Just can't get enough of these 'Cheyenne Spirit' Echinacea.

'Little Lime' hydrangea turning deep pink, with yellow leaves.

Even the raspberry leaves are changing to yellow. 

Out front:

This peony has beautiful fall color--a surprise bonus!

Spent roses.

'Quick Fire' hydrangea
I love how the unopened blossoms are that deep purple color.

The snowball bush is just starting to turn.

This oakleaf hydrangea is more purple than red, as it doesn't get very much sun.

The vegetable garden (with ornamental plum tree):

We harvested the potatoes last week, and have just a few tomatoes still ripening.

Last but not least, I love the bright red in my strawberry patch every fall!

Are your leaves changing colors already?
It's time put on a sweater and sip some cider!

Stop over at The Patient Gardener for links to other End-of-Month Views (in the comments.)

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