After the hard frosts of last weekend, most of my garden is looking pretty grim. When you love the garden as much as we do, it can be a bit disheartening to bid this source of joy and inspiration adieu for the year.
Undeterred, I went out with my camera this morning to see if I could find things that were ‘looking good’ for this week’s post. Seeking beauty amidst the devastation turned out to be a great exercise for lifting my spirits.
In the front garden, the flat-topped, cranberry-colored umbels of Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ have only deepened in color and are lovely to behold. Further down the walk, splashes of scarlet, painted on the foliage of gooseneck loosestrife (Lysimachia clethroides) continues to delight me every time I pass by.
The slender pods of milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa) have opened and the silky seeds are being borne away on the wind. Like sending little children off into the world, I wish them success, rooted in good earth with ample sun and water.
Many thanks to Gillian at Country Garden UK for hosting the weekly meme Looking Good Friday (link for guidelines). We showcase highlights in our gardens each week and link back to her site. Pop on over to see what’s special in other gardener’s plots around the globe. Feel free to join us with what is ‘looking good’ in your garden!