Tuesday View: Late October

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It looks as if this will be the last Tuesday View for awhile.  It is a curious illustration of the differences in climates and seasons that while the meme is ending due to cold conditions in the north of the world, my South Border is only now coming into its own.


The biggest sign is the many opening flowers on Muhlenbergia capillaris "Regal Mist".  Combined with miniature roses, lavender, and another grass--Pennisetum setaceum rubrum--its flowers complete the jewel look of the border as the seasons transition toward winter.

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Muhlenbergia "Regal Mist" pairs beautifully with the nearby miniature roses.  For another, slightly earlier, view showing the two grasses together, please see my most recent GBFD post.  The muhly grass flowers have hardly begun yet; even with their lovely haze forming over the green stems, they are not fully open.


Another special pleasure is the ongoing bloom of Perovskia near the bottom of the border.  It is somewhat hidden now by the enormous Pennisetum in front of it, but it still provides its own beautiful haze of lavender blue at the back of the border (just visible in the top photo).

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Lastly, a miniature rose from the front of the border.  A shot taken several days ago, but expressing much that I am pleased with in this border at present: the soft colors, the tiny roses, the feeling that all is well as autumn settles in the garden.


Many thanks to Cathy for hosting this theme over the months!  It has been a very useful one for this blogger, at least! 

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Weather Diary: Fair; High: 90 F (32 C)/Low: 67 F (19 C); Humidity: 29%-69%

Comments: 8 (Discussion closed)
  • #1

    Cathy (Wednesday, 26 October 2016 06:21)

    Thank you for taking part Amy! Perhaps you will also continue to show your view intermittently over the next few weeks as your autumn weather seems to be producing such lovely colours - the grasses are beautiful! I am feeling very much under the weather at the moment - the grey months have begun!

  • #2

    Kris P (Wednesday, 26 October 2016 13:18)

    I agree with Cathy, Amy - you should just go ahead with photographing your view to capture its transformation over your season. The Muhly grass is looking lovely!

  • #3

    Summer (Wednesday, 26 October 2016 13:38)

    Your photography is absolutely stunning ♥

  • #4

    Diana Studer (Wednesday, 26 October 2016 15:57)

    keep the Tuesdays coming while your garden has a story to tell us

  • #5

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Wednesday, 26 October 2016 18:58)

    Cathy - With so much encouragement to keep going, I certainly might continue long enough to show the Muhlenbergia in full feather ;-) It's something I've learned to look forward to for months. I'd love to send you a bit of our warm, sunny autumn; hope yours brightens up soon! I know what those gray seasons are like...!

  • #6

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Wednesday, 26 October 2016 19:02)

    Kris - I love that Muhly grass and have been really anticipating seeing it bloom now I have the border better filled :) I've worried I was boring people with these posts as there was so little change from week to week through summer, compared with a more temperate climate garden. But now it's getting exciting so maybe I will go on a bit...

  • #7

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Wednesday, 26 October 2016 19:03)

    Thank you so much, Summer! Welcome to the garden :)

  • #8

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Wednesday, 26 October 2016 19:07)

    It might go on quite a while at that rate, Diana! I always see the story... :) I think I do want to at least show the Muhly grass come into full bloom as it is such a beauty!