The temperature is a mild 70°F as November steps in to replace October. Several attempts to wander in the garden today were interrupted by sprinkles. After a few false starts one wonders if the forecast light rain will materialize at all—it is much needed.
The Euphorbia ‘Blackbird’ (Spurge) which was cut back last month now displays rich and colorful foliage.
Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower) withstood last week’s first frost. Here it is cheerful in combination with Lavender.
The Chrysanthemums change color as they open from yellow buds to white. Later they take on a pinkish tinge.
Along the back steps Salvia Dorada ‘Aurea’ (Golden Sage) has grown up through the railing. It has overwintered for several years.
This view of the Meditation Circle and surrounds shows how so much of the planting have retreated for this gardening season.
I could not fit in the flower arranging classes this year, but even dropping a few garden materials in a handmade pot can be cheery.