Autumn colours in a young garden

My garden is just under two years old and for the first time, I’m enjoying autumn colours in the garden. Last year autumn seemed to pass the garden by. I think that was because the high winds blew leaves off trees and shrubs early, but also because most of the plants were so young that there wasn’t a lot on show.

This autumn I’ve been treated to a lovely display that I’m gaining great pleasure from. It’s also a hint of bigger things to come, as the garden develops and the plants fill their spaces.

Cornus alba ‘Elegantissima’


Section of the Long Shady Border, with Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’ (bottom right)

The golden buttery colour of the Morello Cherry leaves

Acer palmatum ‘Sango-kaku’ (bottom middle) just starting to change.

 Prunus insititia ‘Shropshire Damson’

The delightful mess of Salvia uliginosa (blue flower)

 Rudbeckia ‘Takao’ at the front and the grass Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Goldtau’ behind

A young garden, but it is already giving us great pleasure. I hope you are enjoying autumn in your garden too.

8 thoughts on “Autumn colours in a young garden”

  1. I love this time of year, it used to be drab and dreary but there are so many plants to bring autumn interest to the garden these days. You have so much colour in your garden, its looking so pretty considering how young it is. Acers are my favourites and yours are so beautiful.

  2. Your garden is at a similar stage to mine 2 years ago and remember feeling exactly the same Julieanne. You've created some lovely spaces and will only improve with maturity. Well done!

  3. Thanks for all your kind comments. I'm not sure about brilliant Jeeb, but I think it's pretty good ๐Ÿ™‚ It will only improve as it grows, as Angie says. Enjoy the autumn colours where ever you are.

  4. I love the dogwood and the Japanese maple. We've got some dogwood but I haven't had any luck with Japanese maple โ€“ I think the garden's a bit too exposed for it.

  5. Lovely autumn colours in your garden Julieanne, and itโ€™s so exciting with a new garden isnโ€™t it? Seeing all the tiny plants develop into more mature structures and plans in your head becoming actual features.
    I am at the stage now where I am still ripping things OUT in preparation for things to get planted so I am at least 2 years behind you ๐Ÿ™‚


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