Friday, November 1, 2013

The reds of autumn

Cardinal flower 'Queen Victoria'

Hydrangea 'Limelight'

Dwarf burning bush

Chrysanthemum 'Cranberry Apple Fantasia'

Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

Japanese maple 'Bloodgood'

Cranberry cotoneaster

My new wreath

Geranium 'Calliope'

Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliant', aka chokeberry

Viburnum dentatum 'Blue Muffin', aka arrowwood

Pokeweed stalk

Wentworth highbush cranberry viburnum

Lonicera sepervirens 'Alabama Crimson', aka Honeysuckle vinee

Viburnum prunifolium, aka blackhaw viburnum


  1. Gorgeous! I see some yarn colour inspiration in there!

  2. My cranberry viburnum is just starting to turn, but the V. prunifolium is still all green. I need to get me some cotoneaster.

  3. Oh my--what beautiful plants! Here, my asters (fall flower) died, but the tomatoes are STILL limping along, and even the peppers are hanging onto life. Weird.

    Thanks for the book recommendations! They all sound good, and I've added them to my queue for Goodreads. Of course, Michael Pollan is who started us down the whole no-processed-foods journey, so we're big fans.....most days. :)

  4. Ha! Ha! I forgot to tell you--when I added the books to my queue, I found I had already added two of them, and have been prowling library booksales for Robert Caro's set for about two years. I'd found all the rest, but last year finally found the first one, so I'm all set to dig in. I read Allison Weir's Tudor dynasty books all out of order, and decided to take historical stuff in order only. MUCH less confusing.