An Autumnal Six on Saturday

Crisp, clear mornings, dew on the grass and some hard frost this week: Autumn is most definitely starting to bite! And yet, a walk around the garden in the early morning sunlight caught many little gems still proudly defying the seasonal changes and continuing to bloom their head off!

One such example is this stunning purple delight from Geranium Rozanne, still shining bright as if the turning leaf colours and dieback of the rest of plant were not connected to it at all!

Salvia Amistad is still standing tall, proud and purple and seems to have been completely unaffected by the frosts of this week. I currently have six in the garden and I will miss their statuesque form and blast of colour when they do succumb to the worsening weather.

Echinacea purpurea also still has individual stalks which are continuing to do their blooming lovely thing and ignore any notion that they should be retiring for the season.

Although the white petals on the fabulous Hydrangea Paniculata Silver Dollar which become tinged with pink as the season progresses, are now are starting to turn brown, it still packs a striking punch in the Autumnal sunlight!

The Lacecap Hydrangea also dies back with grace and a fading beauty as the once blue flowers, gently fade through purple to pink and eventually to brown.

The final #sixonsaturday image comes from a client’s garden where I was working this week. I was there so early I managed to catch the dew on lots of leaves and the early morning sunlight on the the growing tips of the Crocosmia – how gorgeous is it?

Do feel free to me leave a comment on these six as I love to chat about plants! Enjoy reading other #SixonSaturday blogs for information and inspiration as gardeners around the world share six things from their garden on a Saturday. #SixonSaturday is hosted by The Propagator, and you’ll find lots of links on Twitter on the #SixonSaturday hashtag. You can find The Pink Wheelbarrow on Twitter at @PinkWheelbarrow.

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