October in Color

More and more cameras come to the garden in October. Color and texture has a lot to do with that which is the result of the maturing and pruning of the plantings that we have in the garden. As the plants set into the soil and other conditions, they produce bigger and brighter growth (including blooms) than before. Although many of the plants may have been present in the garden over the years they needed to be complimented by a balance of other planting, micro-climates, soil conditions and just plain TLC. October begins the color cycle for the fall burst. Beginning with a non-committed effort of the maples, the change continues through the month of November. At that time the cold, winds and rain will have taken natures contribution to color away from the branches and put it on the ground allowing to notice those colors in puddles and streams and sometimes even on our tables for a holiday display.