I’m looking out on my garden which I’d say is 95% green so I’m writing here about a little touch of colour, late summer colour, for those of us who haven’t got a lot apart from green.
Here’s the front
and here’s the back.
I read about late summer colour and see gardens full of dahlias, asters, red hot pokers, heleniums, sunflowers, rudbeckias, echinaceas, salvias, and lush herbaceous borders flowering their hearts out. Many gardens open around now to show off their dahlia collections and some have prairies with swathes of oranges and reds.
Well I don’t have any of that and maybe you don’t either.
Where can we get a bit of colour if we can’t or don’t grow those fabulous late flowering plants?
Well if I look a bit closer I can see lots of little bits of colour scattered around. I just need to notice them.
and of course lots of green: gorgeous, fabulous, wonderful, evergreen, winter colour, swaying in the breeze, thousand shades of green. That what gardens are – green. I love it.
For more about my garden in the autumn see here