This time of year is one of my favorites around the pond. It has such a tranquil feeling about it. I think it's prettier now with less blooming, although I'm sure next summer I'll think differently. For some year round color I'm going to paint the wood trellis on the fence a nice deep purple. I got the inspiration from the header picture on Grace's blog, although her's is (surprise)... pink! Now we just need some dry weather so I can to work on it.
The water lilies were sparse this year, but it's nice to still have one or two blooming now.
The colors this time of year are so much sharper and clear. The Japanese Blood grass which you can see at the right corner is going to be so pretty as it continues to fill in. I like how the red of fuchsia picks up the color in the grass.
I'm glad I decided to plant small Daylilies above the waterfall. I had wanted grasses, but couldn't find any that really would work here. Now I get to have flowers and their grass like foliage once they are done blooming.
The shed garden keeps filling in. I plan to add lots of bulbs here this fall. They're waiting inside the shed to be planted.
The American Beautyberry bush 'Profusion', which is planted behind the pond, berries have started turning purple. I planted this last fall after seeing it on so many blogs. It's done really well in it's part sun location.
As I was driving around yesterday I noticed that some trees are starting to change colors and some are dropping their leaves already. I think I'll start pulling the fall decorations out this weekend. I usually have a hard time letting myself do that because it means summer is really over, but this year there's no doubt that fall has arrived already.