I swear that I did not doctor this opening shot in any way.
The fall color at Edwards Gardens was just that outrageous!
This is a long weekend here in Canada. Chill temperatures and heavy grey clouds cast a melancholy gloom over the first two days of our Thanksgiving weekend. I refused however, to let the weather dampen my spirits. I had Saturday morning off from my usually scheduled accounting class and that meant I could go along with my hubby to the local Farmer's Market. We bought fresh vegetables, flowers and feasted on a giant bag of salty-sweet popped kettle-corn. Yum!
Yesterday, on the way back from the St. Lawrence flea market, we stopped in to see the fall colors at Edwards Gardens. The lack of sunlight means my pictures are a bit flat, but the garden itself was beautiful. Take a look:
My only complaint about Edwards Gardens at this time of year is the lack of proper I.D. tags. I have a few mysteries that I hope you can help me solve.
The yellowing leaves of Amsonia or Blue Star.
The sinister-looking seedheads of echinacea.
Love the shape and the organization of the leaves on the branches of this shrub.
Do you know what it is?
Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop'
Chocolate Boneset, Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate'
Mystery shrub? You have to love a shrub that is willing to bloom this late in the season.
Do you know its name?
Another mystery. I was so impressed with these flowers that had to be at least 8 feet tall.
Talk about skyscrapers! Do you know what they are?
Special Thanksgiving good wishes go out to all my Canadian friends!