I thought I would join in with The Patient Gardener and start taking an end of month picture of the same place each month. I do something similar mid-month with my pond, but for this I thought I'd find another area that has lots of seasonal changes. It'll be fun to look back each month at the changes and also help to see what changes I might like to make.
This is our entry garden with our beautiful Japanese Maple 'Orido Nishiki'. The wind was really blowing so the right side of the tree looks much more yellow than it actually is. The upper left part of the tree is where the fall color changes have started. Underneath are two large hydrangeas, hostas, heucheras, fuchsias and other various perennials. There will be lots of tulips and crocuses planted here soon, I usually wait as long as possible to give the squirrels less time to find them. They've already been digging around all my newly planted plants.
The foliage from the Muscari is coming up, it seems to do this every fall. I like the grassy look it adds. These are just a couple of the Heucheras I've planted here this summer.
I'm sure the end of next month will find this tree fully colored and beginning to lose it's leaves. I might've even gotten some of the bulbs planted by then!