It’s been over a month since I’ve shown you a long view of the Terrace Garden. As summer has waned and autumn begun, there are fewer flowers and more bare spots, but the cooler temperatures bring deeper, richer colors in the flowers that persist!
In Becky’s Bed, the Moonbeam Coreopsis still have a few blossoms, and set off the Aster ‘Peter III’ quite nicely, along with a lone Gailardia flower:
Behind this charming vignette, ‘Becky’ herself has but two blooms left. Here is one of them:
To Becky’s right, Dwarf Buddleia ‘Lo and Behold Bluechip’ is at the height of its season
The Sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale) is fading, but still brings a fall feel to this bed:
And, at the far end of Becky’s Bed, the self-seeded Cosmos have finally started to bloom. They had a slow start, thanks to some taste-testing by the local deer, but they’re flowering like gangbusters now!
Following along down the wall, the Russian Sage looks rather raggedy and could use a trim!
Some of the marigolds have filled in well down here. They had a rough beginning, thanks to the landscaper’s use of weedkiller, but most rallied and are showing off some bright autumnal color. Who needs mums with all of this orange and yellow?
I really like the purple Salvia ‘Evolution’ behind the marigolds! I wish I had planted more!
The Cleome are not as plentiful as last year, but they ended up putting on quite a respectable show! The self-seeded ones are especially hearty!
I particularly like the purples!
Finally, the berries in the Kousa Dogwood tree are ripening. They add a nice touch of fall color to the tree while its leaves are still green!
Thanks to Cathy at Words and Herbs for hosting this weekly long look at our gardens!