Today’s photos are from Carla Zambelli Mudry in Malvern, Pennsylvania.
It was a beautiful late October day after several gloomy days. I’ve been busy in the garden, and I even extended a bed because I needed a home for shrubs that I wasn’t quite sure would fit anyplace else! The last trees and shrubs went in today, but I still have plenty of bulbs left to plant.
I have been planting a lot of bulbs and enjoying late roses.
Black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia fulgida, Zones 3–9) and Nippon daisies (Nipponanthemum nipponicum, Zones 5–9) are still blooming too.
The first of the witch hazels (Hamamelis virginiana, Zones 3–8) is blooming.
My seven-son tree (Heptacodium miconioides, Zones 5–9) is finally mature enough to bloom, and the feathery reddish flowers are really unique.
A tea camellia (Camellia sinensis, Zones 6–9) is also blooming. It’s name is “Sochi.”
Marty Long continues with the tree carving, and a woodpecker has just emerged from the wood. The owl is almost complete, and the fox is being joined slowly by some of her kits. Two squirrels are chasing each other around the trunk, and a raccoon is there as well! Every day he carves, it gets more beautiful.
I think we are in peak color here, and the brilliant red of a couple Japanese maples (Acer palmatum, Zones 5–9) combined with sparkling yellows joins the beech (Fagus grandifolia, Zones 3–9) and hickory (Carya sp.) trees.
But you can’t forget the fabulous tapestry of reddish hues that is my franklinia (Franklinia alatamaha, Zones 5–8) tree right now.
And a path made from cut log sections invites you to explore the beauties of the fall garden.
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