If you do have trees dropping some leaves early, get a hose or soaker hose on them to make sure they are very well hydrated as we head into the fall. Don't ignore even your largest trees. You can't always rely on fall rains to give enough moisture to the deep roots systems. If you have some special ornamental trees or even large evergreens, give them a check and give them a deep watering going into fall.
Here are some photos of what's happening in my space:
|A Checkered White male butterfly enjoying the Nasturtium flowers|
|I believe this is a Zabulon Skipper butterfly|
|Many of these Zabulons are all over the Verbena|
|One of many beautiful late-season sedums|
|Don't worry about all the bees that Sedums attract, most are|
honey bees and they won't bother or sting anyone.
|Caryopteris "Snow Fairy" just starting to show its blue/purple|
flowers over variegated foliage
|Kirengeshoma palmata- yellow wax bells is a favorite in deep shade|
with late season yellow flowers.
|Geranium "Rozanne" a work horse in the front of the border|
|Lobelia cardinalis - Cardinal flower giving a few last flowers after|
being cut back last month.
|Verbena bonariensis - A favorite to grow from seed for their big|
arching branches of pale purple flower from late-Summer on.
|Verbena is an insect and hummingbird magnet and will re-seed easily|