Signs of fall are all around. There is an abundance of pumpkins in all the farmer's markets and groceries. Daylight savings time will soon be gone. And we have a freeze warning tonight over all the DC metro area.
The leaves on the trees are slowly changing color here and are starting to fall.
The Yoshino cherry trees are already completely bare.
The marigolds in the side yard garden have almost completely died out, and the zinnias are starting to fade.
Over in the electric garden, the milkweed follicles have started splitting and inside you can see the brown seeds with their white, silky filament hairs being blown by the wind.
A week ago I bought some hellebores and loriope for the back yard garden.
I planted the hellebores under the dogwood tree.
The loriope was put along the edge of the garden.
The rest of the back yard garden still looks lovely with the lacy cosmos and New Guinea impatiens in full bloom. I am anxious to see what the garden looks like in the morning after the freeze tonight.