Today sees the first day of October and who would believe it? We had blue skies and sunshine with warm temps too. Although we did have a little frost on the lawn and some plants in my back garden first thing. Sedum Rose Carpet in my hanging basket is starting to flower and the early morning sun drew my attention to it and I found myself drawn out into the garden with my camera.
Beads of frost melting on the surface of plants sparkled as you will see in the photos above. The first two photos show sedum Rose Carpet followed by a euphorbia and a geum. The grass Klein Fontaine however showed no signs of melting beads of frost - it was beautifully light and fluffy.
As I walked around my garden the early morning sun also backlit the dark heuchera leaves which looked quite stunning too as you can see in the photos above. What a valuable plant this is – the variety of colours and the ruffled edges of its leaves add so much to the borders.
The red and orange tones also remind me of autumn and the turning of the leaves on the trees. The Acer at my back door is beginning to get quite colourful, as you can see below, but it will get a lot more so before its leaves drop. What a beautiful time of year!
The photos above were taken in my garden on October 1st 2007.