Unfortunately, I actually got outside much less than normal the last couple of weeks, as everyone at the Red House has been under the weather. However, here are a few photos from when I was able to get out and enjoy the beautiful fall days.
Some leaves have started to turn, but it is actually still quite warm here in North Carolina. There is a nice trail through a wooded area nearby, and I was struck not by the fall foliage, but by the amount of wildflowers still blooming.
A pretty white wildflower is in bloom. Does anyone know the name of it? Closer inspection showed that it is composed of little white tufts.
There are still wild asters, goldenrod, and what I think are coreopsis in bloom along the trail.
Walking through the Red House garden, I was delighted to see that my roses have put on a fall display.
|Rosa 'Souvenir de la Malmaison'|
The butterfly bushes are still going strong as well, attracting the passing Monarchs.
|Monarch butterfly on Buddleia 'Santana'|
The clematis are basking in the warm weather and keep sending out more buds.
We are definitely enjoying the lingering warm weather.
Before too long, colder weather will be here, hopefully bringing more beautiful foliage with it!