The gardens have now all been cut back, I trim all the daylilies back so I can do an annual inventory and see what I have available to sell the next year. It's not necessary to cut them back in the Fall, some prefer to do their garden cleanup in the Spring.
The hoop house owned by the Buffalo Area Daylily Society and WNY Host Society is all closed up for the winter.
The hardy mums in the front garden bed are in full bloom and taking over the end of the bed .. I found the name of these, but forgot where I put it ... they are not your typical mums you see sold at all the grocery stores. But, they've gotten out of hand! Will need to divide and find new homes for at least half this clump next year.
The maple I put in near the hoop house many years ago is doing great ... it's a Celebration Maple and it doesn't have any of those helicopter seeds. I have been trying to add more shade to the donkeys pastures, but I put this on the outside of their fence so they couldn't eat it ... donkeys and horses are brutal on trees.
Here's one of my Dawn Redwood's changing color before it drops it's needles. I have two of these around the pond and just love them.
The back gardens are cleaned up too, except for the hardy mum that's back here ... interesting that both my hardy mum's are pink ... and this one is also too big and needs dividing. Though I do give away clumps of this one every year ... it just really likes this spot!
And the last one for today, not an exciting fall color, but the story is cool ... this is a twisty willow. I started this from a branch off the main tree that sits on the edge of my pond. That tree was started by my Mom from a stick that was in an arrangement that was given to her at my Dad's memorial service. I have started 3 other's from this one tree ... growing things that will always make me think of my Dad.
Be safe everyone ... hope the upcoming "Frankenstorm" doesn't cause too many problems wherever you are!