When I think of fall and I think of my garden, I often times tend to think of everything as it is in shut down mode. While it may true to some degree I had an important reminder today of a garden’s beauty in the fall while I meandered through the gardens at the Des Moines Botanical Gardens. The gardens were truly at their most spectacular of the season. The colors were bright and vivid underneath this pure blue sky. The textures of the plants were highlighted by the pure golden light of fall sunshine.
The bright gold leaves of this ginkgo tree was breathtakingly beautiful.
Flame Amur Maple
Sweetspire gives me goosebumps every time I see it’s brilliant fall color.
Can you believe this is a picture at the end of October? in Iowa? It was such a gorgeous site! The orange flowers are leonotis leonurus. Anyone that knows me knows I am a sucker for a good orange flower in the garden, there will definitely be some of this in my garden next year.
Cuphea ignea ‘David Verity’ is an annual here in Iowa that has great long lasting potential in the garden.
Before the winter winds come rushing in take time to enjoy the beauty that surrounds you.