October Glory

Our stretch of good weather continued again today with a cold start but nice warming throughout the day.  Nice shot above of Korean feather reed grass (Calamagrostis brachytricha).  It was nice to see some late season visitors exploring the gardens which, while lacking the color of our seasonal displays, still has plenty of interest to enjoy.  Bobby K., Janice and I all worked on Holiday Light Show (HLS) preparations.  Our volunteer crew of Kathy P., Eva, Sandi, Marleen, Dr. Gredler, Bill O., Maury, Bob K., Dave, Jim, Ron Y., Steve J., Cathy E. and Dick H. all had a busy day filled with a wide range of tasks.

Primo® ‘Wild Rose’ coral bell (Heuchera) – perennial

fall color above on Amur maple (Acer ginnala) – woody tree

fall color above on oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia) – woody shrub

bloody dock (Rumex sanguineus ssp. sanguineus) doesn’t mind the cold – perennial

cold weather “tinting’ on ‘Goldilocks’ golden creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia) – perennial

Hamilton’s spindletree (Euonymus hamiltonianus) – woody shrub

‘Jack Frost’ false forget-me-not (Brunnera macrophylla) – perennial

interesting fall color on Sunjoy Gold Pillar™ Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii ‘Maria’) – woody shrub

fall color on ‘Green Column’ black maple (Acer saccharum subsp. nigrum) – woody tree

our Youth Education program (and wonderful education volunteers) are making great use of the prairie

weeping European larch (Larix decidua ‘Pendula’) – deciduous conifer

fall color of three flower maple (Acer triflorum) both above and below – woody tree