After The Morning Fog

 

Cornus florida (Flowering Dogwood)

At first chance this morning I dashed outside drawn by the rich redness of the dogwood. The early fog had cleared leaving lush droplets caressing the garden.

It is 75°F. and cloudy on this quiet autumn day, a third of the way into November 

Cornus florida (Flowering Dogwood)


Cornus florida (Flowering Dogwood)


Cornus florida (Flowering Dogwood)


Cornus florida (Flowering Dogwood)


Cornus florida (Flowering Dogwood)


Cornus florida (Flowering Dogwood)


Cornus florida (Flowering Dogwood)


Lathyrus latifolius (Everlasting sweet pea) Tendrils With Button Chrysanthemum


Button Chrysanthemum


Button Chrysanthemum


Button Chrysanthemum


Salvia guaranitica ‘Black and Blue’


Salvia guaranitica ‘Black and Blue’


Verbena bonariensis (Tall Verbena)

16 thoughts on “After The Morning Fog

  1. Cathy

    Your cornus is a real eyecatcher Susie. And with the raindrops it all looks rater magical and sparkly. The little Chrysanthemum is so sweet. Love your photos!

    Reply
    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Cathy. The cornus has amazed me this year. I don’t think I even posted a photo of it last year. It often just dries up during summer and turn brown and has been so disappointing. This year it has won me back!

      Reply
    1. pbmgarden Post author

      I’ve always lived with dogwoods. Our previous house had lots as understory trees which is their natural role, but mine currently gets too much sun in summer and often not enough water. It seems so happy this year though!

      Reply
  2. tonytomeo

    My perennial pea died back during the evacuation. Many things got roasted. I neglected to flag a white one that I wanted to dig and relocate while dormant for winter, but even while they regenerate, they all look the same without bloom. I doubt it will bloom again before frost.

    Reply
      1. tonytomeo

        There was no fire damage here. We do not know what caused the foliar scorch that killed back the perennial pea, but suspect that it was a combination of warmth, aridity and wind while the fire burned less than two miles away. No one was here to see what happened. Sadly, many homes burned nearby, including neighbors around two of my vacant parcels. My parcels did not burn at all, as the fire burned around them to destroy homes! That part seems so unfair.

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