A Beautiful Day in the Autumn Garden

Here in Manhattan, Kansas, we’ve been having unseasonably warm weather this October with recent day time highs hovering around 80 degrees F. (It is actually supposed to get up to 85 here tomorrow.) So it seems as though nearly everyone is giddy over the sunshine and warm temperatures. I took advantage of the weather today to get some photos of the gardens. Enjoy!

Roses

PeachMiniAutumn

RoseInAutumn

Toad Lilies

ToadLilies

Chrysanthemums

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Hibiscus (This is probably the latest I’ve had one bloom. My other three are already dying back for the season.)

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Quince

QuinceOnShrub

Asters Raydon’s Favorite

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Beauty Berries & Asters

BeautyBerry&Asters

Japanese Maple Garnet 

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Liatris (stalks)

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Viburnum Leaves

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Wishing you a lovely autumn!

Japanese Maple “Garnet”

This Japanese Maple “Garnet” was one of the first trees (or plants of any kind) that I planted in our yard. I am very fond of it.

It was looking especially vibrant today, having just this week developed its Autumn color.

Since old man winter is predicted to make an appearance tomorrow – very low temperatures, but no snow – I thought that I would get some photos while the weather was nice.

It was very windy today, so despite the warm weather (almost 80 degrees F.) it was a challenge to get good pictures.

The one above is my favorite. I had to climb inside the tree to get it, which must have been quite a sight for my neighbors. The tree is a petite and delicate specimen and its tallest branch just brushes my ribcage.

But as they say, good things come in small packages.