It’s funny how tastes change and evolve. This kind of scene would have elicited a mild appreciation from me other years. This year however I’m thinking this little vignette is just gorgeous! The rudbeckia is so rich. The golden caryopteris with its frizzy blue long-lasting flowers is just charming. The asters and kale are rich in color and contrast.
Autumn joy sedum is at its peak in my garden now. It is always best when massed. At least five of them in a 4′ crescent shaped cluster.
The background in this photo is composed of two different Weeping Alaska Cedars, chamaecyparis nootkatensis pendula, the variety that gets 30′ tall and 15-20′ wide, and its diminutive friend, chamaecyparis nootkatensis ‘Green Arrow’. Green arrow still gets tall, 30′ or so but is very, very narrow, only about 2′ wide. It’s a stunning exclamation point for your garden and very hardy for our climate. The only thing it won’t tolerate is getting dry.