Fall is my favorite time of year, and although the garden is starting to look a little worn around the edges – especially after the hot weather we’ve had the last couple of weeks – there’s a lot to showcase in the garden this time of year.
One of my favorite parts of the garden in the fall is the berries – not strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries, but the showy berries on many of the perennials. My purple beautyberry – arguably the most spectacular of the bunch – hasn’t put on berries yet, but here are some really stunning ones that are already on display:
Okay, these aren’t actually berries – they’re rose hips – but they are truly spectacular! Probably the biggest rose hips I’ve seen, and a gorgeous orange-red color.
This is the fruit on the kousa dogwood – I love the rosy red color and the spiky surface. It looks like the entire tree has been decorated with red ornaments.
This is a pink snowberry – the berries are good-sized and hang in these gigantic clumps, and are probably the truest pink color I’ve ever seen in the garden.Pin It