Here's an autumn view of one of Heidi's favorite spots to view the neighborhood.
The Liatris is getting ratty looking, but I like to leave the ones I didn't get picked earlier in the season to dry. The Fireworks Goldenrod is finished blooming, but is still looking good.
The Coreopsis nana is turning a pretty color.
This is on the east side of the house. The black fence is the back of the new bed. The ladder is on the cover to the egress window. I am standing toward the middle of the bed, facing south.
I am about where I was taking the previous picture, this time facing north. The closer yellow plant is Amsonia. It's either illustris or hubrichtii. The farther away yellow plant is Amsonia tabernaemontana. I love Amsonias, with their little blue flowers in the spring.
This is toward the middle of the bed. The Black-Eyed Susans got some kind of disease on their leaves, but they bloomed well. To the left of them is a clump of Quaking Grass. I like to dry the seed heads. This plant is a perennial, but also likes to reseed. It's easiest to dig out and passalong or pull the babies when they are small.
The tallest plant, Rudbeckia Herbstonne, I just put in this year, and is one that I'd never grown before.
Here's a closer picture of the Amsonia Tabernaemontana, and Baptisia next to it, another of my favorites. Its flowers are a nice color of blue.
Eupatorium 'Prairie Jewel' is the white flowering plant, which is related to or is a Joe Pye Weed. On the right is Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate'. I am planning on moving the Boltonia in the front.
Someone gave me this red leaved plant, and I can't remember what it is. It gets small yellow flowers. I was really taking a picture of the leaf.
This is Skullcap, I can't remember whether it's Mongolian Skies or another kind. The leaves are a nice green in the summer, with lots of blue flowers.
This is the only tree in our yard. My husband and his dad moved it as a seedling from a "helicopter" in a neighbor's yard when he was a boy. It is huge, now, and the squirrels love it! Did you know they eat the seeds from Maple trees? They had a feast this year!
I don't know why I put this in, but this is a view of the tree from the back of the house. The top of it shows on the far left. The other trees are in neighbors' yards.
We may only have one tree, but our neighbors have lots for us to enjoy! This is the view to the north. There is a hiking/biking trail behind the red leaved trees.
I stood in the front and faced west for the next photo. We have a nice mailman who pets Heidi, even though she looks like she wants to charge him when he comes around and we are out. You can see he had just come by.
It looks like I didn't include a photo facing east or south from the front. There are some nice trees those directions, too! We live a block west of a TV station, and have a cemetery one block to the south. I keep thinking we should go for bike ride, and look at fall colors in there.