Have a lovely autumn day!
(From the garden today: Fragrant Phlox, Russian Sage, Chrysanthemums, Beauty Berries, Liriope, and Blue Mist Spirea)
I made this autumn-themed boutonniere with burnt orange mums from my garden and a Golden Mimi spray rose. Burnt orange and gold is a beautiful color combination for Fall florals.
I hope that you will stop by my new blog, Morning Star Weddings, to check out the photos and wedding planning tips. While there might be a small overlap between the two blogs, I will try not to duplicate photos between the two too often. A Taste of Morning will continue to have a range of topics from food to gardening to local events and general photography, whereas Morning Star Weddings will focus on our wedding services and wedding planning ideas … oh, yes, and lots of photos!
Thanks for reading A Taste of Morning! Have a great day!
It was with some sentimentality that I photographed the garden yesterday. I knew that a freeze was predicted for last night, a sure sign that garden will be winding down for the year. As I sit here and write before sunrise, it is 30 degrees F. outside; and though it is toasty warm in the B&B, I know that once the sun comes up and I take a look around, I’ll see that some of my flowers and herbs have been nipped by the cold. It will take cooler temperatures to make the hardy perennials and shrubs go dormant for the winter. In fact, if the day time temperatures are warm enough, the ground cover roses will keep producing blooms for up to 4 more weeks, but the other roses are almost done for the year. The chrysanthemum plants will be fine, but probably not the flowers. The asters, which put out one big flush of flowers every year in late October have had their show, though they will have color for a little longer.
Aster ‘Raydon’s Favorite’
Rose ‘Memorial Day’
Chrysanthemum ‘Diana’ with Ground Cover Roses
White Rose (unknown variety)
White Mum (unknown variety)
Crape Myrtle Foliage
It was a beautiful sunrise. After serving breakfast, I did a brief inspection of the garden. I lost the what was left of my hibiscuses, the potted impatiens, a few hostas, all of my Autumn Joy sedums, and some of the chrysanthemums. Overall, not too bad.
Sunrise This Morning
Looking for early signs of autumn, I decided to photograph the color orange in our neighborhood. It turns out that it was mostly in our own front yard.
Our neighbor’s crabapple tree with the tiniest fruit …
Miniature rose recovering from the summer’s heat by producing a perfectly formed little bud …
Oakleaf hydrangea foliage starting to turn …
“Living Easy” rose, vibrant as ever …
Leaves from our Linden tree, fallen before fulling turning …
Pyracantha berries across the street …
Early pumpkins …