What's in bloom in October? Frankly ...it's not enough compared to the autumn flowering plants featured in 2011 and 2010. I think Autumn arrived quicker this year in the Leavesnbloom garden. While the early frosts seem to have been much more intense.
Odd flowers dot around our garden or lie prostate on the soil like the colchicums but most of the blooms that have any impact in the borders are from the Rudbeckia, Sedums, Hydrangea 'Limelight' and the few late flowering Asters that missed the early frosts. The rest of the colour is from the foliage frenzy along with the fruits from the crabapples and cotoneaster though they are smaller and less in number compared to last year.
What's in bloom in October?
There's the distinct salmon colour theme running through these photos today don't you think?
Wild Scottish Salmon Leaping
If you want to see the real thing then this week will probably be a good time to see the wild salmon leaping here in Perthshire, Scotland. On Saturday afternoon we went out along the river to watch them as they had been stranded in the River Tay until the heavy rains on Friday raised the river levels.
They were leaping in ones, twos, threes and sometimes in fours. We lost count of the leaps but in 1.5 hours we must have seen about 60-70 plus attempts to leap at the weir. If I'd brought my wellingtons I would have been able to get into the part of the river where the bailiffs dog was ...he sure had fun and we had as much fun watching him.
- Interested in this topic? You might enjoy another article I’ve written all about The Wild Scottish Salmon Leap (including videos)