The deep purple berries of native American Beautyberry--Calycarpa ameriana. I've been waiting for them to turn from green to this vibrant shade of purple for months!
Monkshood: Aconitum x carmichaelii is the most beautiful blue plant...but I'm getting a little nervous about having it in the garden now, after reading that it's one of the most poisonous plants known to man. I do watch my dogs at all times...but I've read that the seeds, roots and all parts of the plants are extremely toxic. I will have to decide if I will remove the two plants after they finish blooming...
Toad Lily: Tricyrtis 'Sinonome' a cross between T. hirta and T. formosana
native Willow Leaved Sunflower: Helianthus salicifolius
Pink Chrysanthemums and Sedum 'Autumn Joy' AKA Stonecrop
I couldn't resist including the deep red foliage of native Highbush Blueberry: Vaccinium corymbosum
The native Goldenrods (Solidago) are still in bloom, even after a week of monsoon rains.
And last but not least, the Turtlehead (Chelone lyonii) is still going strong. I actually
had to comeback and add this to the completed post because I've gotten so used
to seeing it in bloom that I (almost) took it forgranted!
Oh, wait! Some of the Japanese Anenome (Anenome japonica) are still blooming, too!
There. That's about it, except for a few tall garden phlox still in bloom but they're fading and have some mildew on them so I won't subject anyone to those right now.
**October 20th update: I dug up and discarded the Monkshood. It's not a native, was getting leggy, and with the high toxicity factor, I just couldn't take anymore suspense! So I'm done with it...pretty as it was.
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