It’s been such a mild fall that the hydrangeas and roses are re-blooming here in the Metro DC area- lovely! [Photos taken November 17, 2015, Potomac, MD]
There is so much wonderful foliage right now I can hardly stand it, but one thing I keep seeing around my neighborhood is the Staghorn Sumac. Ranging from deep red to orange and bright yellowy-green, the pinnately compound leaves just jump out against the landscape. I always notice this up and down I-95 in the fall, with the fruits especially showy in winter when the leaves have dropped. Sumac can become the size of a small tree over time. Love this plant!
This is the best time to get new plants in the ground. Imagine how wonderful your winter garden would look if you put in some winterberries!
Assassin bugs are actually beneficials! They don’t harm your plants and they eat other bugs that do- by repeatedly stabbing them and sucking out their juices. Nature- it’s so violent!
Sometimes I have to take pictures out of my car window…