This is the very beginning of Fall, where the days are the same length as the nights. We could really tell that Fall light as the equinox approached. Suddenly it really felt different outside. Remembering the Spring Equinox, it was the same, all of a sudden that Spring light was upon us, and the Winter light was gone. The Bloodroot emerged from the layer of dead leaves and bloomed. Today, we feature a couple of Spring plants that have made it into the Fall.
This Bloodroot plant is still hanging on, spending the summer under the deep shade of a mature Sugar Maple.
This is the same specimen, with the silvery underside exposed as this plant drops to the ground.
The one fruit on our Euonymus americana specimen, the Hearts-a-Bustin’, has opened up in a glorious display of fall color and bounty.
Our Joe -Pye-Weed is turning colors, its seeds blowing away in the wind as we intended.
The snakeroot which is trying to take over the whole yard, is finally blooming in a fantastic display of glowing white flowers.
The Jewelweed collection, which consists of both the orange Impatiens capensis and yellow Impatiens pallida has been a huge favorite with the bees this summer.
Above, the Yellow Jewelweed, (Impatiens pallida) and below the Impatiens capensis.
Like the Bloodroot, this Trillium Grandiflorum, which had a spectacular white bloom in April, is still around, surviving under the shade of an American Elm.