Around The Garden World – Day 52

 This past week I was putting Nandina Firepower, Nandina Sienna Sunrise or Nandina Obsession in containers. There were a few folks who thought the slightly tinted green shub was a little boring. “Give me a few weeks”, I say. These will be far from boring. These photos are of a simple planting I did a few years back of Nandina and orange pansies.

 The cold weather transforms these little green meatball shrubs into flaming accent pieces.

These planters of camellia, Autumn fern ajuga, carex grass, and vinca vine were planted at the door of this same house

Signs of the Season

 I’m loving sitting here listening to the CMA Awards  – it’s a great excuse to just wander through all my photo graphs and see what inspires me. I ran across these photos from the Dallas Arboretum that just put me in the mood for cooking pumpkin pies and celebrating autumn! 

 Love the seed heads of purple fountain grass Pennisetum setaceum 

 Musa (banana trees) and Castor bean

 Fireworks gomphrena

 Love the blooms of this canna

 More fireworks gomphrena

 this sweet potato vine looks perfect for autumn

 who said hot pink and orange don’t mix!

 New life for dried grasses

I’m crazy about Manihot!! (variegated tapioca plant)