Worthy of Words Wednesday 10.16.13 – A Splash of Sugar on Tillotson Road!

Worthy of Words Wednesday 10.16.13 – A Splash of Sugar on Tillotson Road!

Tillotson Road in Avon CT is one of the more picturesque roads in the Farmington Valley. Recently, a Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) caught my eye as I soaked in Tillotson’s autumn splendor!

A brilliant fall day on Tillotson Road!
A brilliant fall day on Tillotson Road!
A splash of color waits at the end of a cornfield on Tillotson Road.
A splash of color waits at the end of a cornfield on Tillotson Road.
Looking like an exclamation point on this fence line, a Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) stands in all it's fall glory!
Looking like an exclamation point on this fence line, a Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) stands in all it’s fall glory!
Corn stalks and Sugar Maples (Acer saccharum), Autumn in New England!
Corn stalks and Sugar Maples (Acer saccharum), Autumn in New England!

Enjoy the change of seasons my friends!

Bloom Day for May 2010!

Bloom Day for May 2010!

We have a few friends showing their faces this fine May morning, some in the ground and some in containers. I hope you enjoy these beauties as much as we, and when your done here remember to stop by May Dreams Gardens to see many more bloggers fine blooms!

Rhododendron carolinianum
Brunnera
Clematis 'Pink Flamingo'
Dicentra 'King of Hearts'
Dicentra 'Aurora'
Euphorbia 'Bonfire'
Strawberries!
Chives
Pansies
Iris sibirica

Enjoy your weekend everyone!

Scott

http://www.blueheronlandscapes.com

Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day For November

Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day For November

As Autumn slowly fades into winter here in Southern New England, we find fewer and fewer blossoms for Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day. That doesn’t leave us devoid of color and interest though, for despite being far past peak foliage color, there are still many wonders to behold in the garden. With that thought in mind, I ventured out with camera in hand to capture the beauty that is the turn of the season.
I hope you find as much enjoyment as I do in the following photos. Remember, you can click on each to see a larger version.
Though the Bee covered yellow frosting from late summer has passed, the spent flower heads of Goldenrod (Solidago) still provide us interest. They almost resemble cotton waiting to be picked.
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Solidago

The common name Fleabane, does not do the lovely flowers of Erigeron justice. Here still putting on a display mid-November.

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Erigeron

We have been using several different Coral Bells (Heuchera) in containers the last few years, and one of our favorites is ‘Caramel’. It’s foliage is a wonderful contrast to the annuals and Hostas it’s been pared with. This container, on its last legs of the season, is still looking vibrant thanks to the many wonderful shades of color provided by ‘Caramel’

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Heuchera 'Caramel'

Not to be outlasted, our Scabiosa ochroleuca, will just not turn in for the season!

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Scabiosa ochroleuca

Looking weary and a bit haggard, but still festive, Swamp Sunflower is holding on, adding color to the ever increasingly dull hues of late fall.

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Helianthus angustifolius 'Gold Lace'

Not all plants shun fall and winter, the Common Witchhazel (Hamamelis virginiana) does not bloom until this time of year. Its crinkly spider like blooms here are glistenig from last night’s rain.

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Hamamelis virginiana

A star of late Autumn, Winterberry Holly (Ilex verticillata) explodes this time of year. Found on the edge of wet meadows and woodlands, the bright red berries will continue to draw our attention until every last one is gobbled up by our avian friends.

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Ilex verticillata

On the edge of our meadow, I found the following plant. I’m not quite sure what it is, but  am completely mesmerized by the whispy structure and the wonderful tan and brown hues of the foliage. What a wonderfully welcome volunteer to have made its home here.

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One of our meadow volunteers

So there you have it, the last of the 2009 blooms from our garden. I hope you have enjoyed these posts as much as I have enjoyed sharing them with you. If you have, then fear not, for there will all sorts of frozen wonders to explore as we venture out into the winter garden, stay tuned.

See you in the Garden,

Scott

www.blueheronlandscapes.com

Bloom Day for August!

Bloom Day for August!

Today is Garden Bloggers Bloom day for August, A time we share what’s blooming in our gardens with the world. Enjoy!
Buddleia 'Black Knight'
Buddleia 'Black Knight'
Hemerocallis 'Chicago Apache'
Hemerocallis ‘Chicago Apache’
Lobelia cardinalis
Lobelia cardinalis
Echinacea - assorted
Echinacea – assorted
Hydrangea 'Endless Summer'
Hydrangea ‘Endless Summer’
Liatris 'Floristan White'
Liatris ‘Floristan White’
See you amongst the flowers!
Scott
More RAIN!

More RAIN!

Another day of rain yesterday, and honestly, I am struggling to find the silver lining. Here are a few positives; the reservoirs are full, lawns are staying green and the irrigation systems are not being used as much (Yeah!), most of the wet weather has been spaced out enough to limit basement water (Double Yeah!). What I am most excited about though is the crop of mushrooms that have appeared in our yard. Have a look!

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It’s Hard to outdo Mother Nature, when it comes to simple beauty, and I look forward to moments like these. Truly, it’s the little things that make life enjoyable.

See you in the mushroom garden,

Scott

www.blueheronlandscapes.com