Today’s photos come from Maxine’s garden in Rotterdam, New York.
It’s so sad to watch the garden go dormant. Yet I love the fall colors.
There was still a lot of green in the garden when Maxine took these photos, but one of the standbys of the fall garden, the Autumn Joy sedum (Hylotelephium spectabile ‘Herbstfreude’, Zones 3–9) is in full bloom, much to the delight of gardeners and pollinators alike.
A clump of variegated sedge (Carex oshimensis, Zones 5–9) takes center stage, its colorful foliage looking good all season.
This fall-blooming clematis is either the native Clematis virginiana (Zones 3–8) or the similar-looking Asian Clematis ternatifolia (Zones 5–9). Clematis ternatifolia can be invasive in some parts of the United States, so Clematis virginiana is a better choice for most gardens in this country.
A white fall-blooming anemone (Anemone hupehensis, Zones 4–8) brings fresh flowers to the colors of fall. These anemones can spread rapidly when happy, so they are best suited to larger gardens.
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