If you look past the mess and obvious work that needs to be done you will find little spots of colour and beauty in my Autumn garden. But, you reee-ally need to look past a lot of debris and fallen leaves to see it. If you love the look of fallen leaves and fading blooms, then you don’t have to look too hard to marvel at the changes that are happening in my garden. And if you go outside at the right time of day … you know, that special time when the sun catches the foliage at that splendid angle … well then you will see lots of beauty and colour in my very messy autumn garden!

Evergreens keep looking good

Lets see what beauty we can find in the foliage and combinations …

Carex, H. petiolare & P. RubrumCarex, Helichrysum petiolare & Rubrum

Pink Camellia has fallen into Dusty MillerPink Camellia bloom dropped into Dusty Miller

Pandorea, Lavender and Gaura stemsfoliPandorea, Lavender and Gaura stems

Helichrysum petiolare with Pennisetum rubrumHelichrysum petiolare with Pennisetum rubrum

Dropped Camellias and dried leaves …Dropped Camellias and dried leaves ...

Prairie fire and Ipomoea batatasPrairie fire and Ipomoea batatas

Miscanthus sinesis “Variegatum”Miscanthus sinesis "Variegatum"

Evergreen combinations that workEvergreen combinations that work

Carex evergold and Duranta Sheenas GoldCarex evergold and Duranta Sheenas Gold

Gaura lindheimeri ‘Siskiyou Pink’Gaura lindheimeri 'Siskiyou Pink' Pink Butterfly Bush

Lavender & foliage for Autumn flowersLavender & foliage for Autumn flowers

Strobilanthes and a single Crocosmia bloomStrobilanthes and a single Crocosmia bloom

Carex and dainty blue LobeliaCarex and dainty Lobelia

A small Imperata cilindrica “Red Baron”Imperata cilindrica "Red Baron"

The new Nandina leaves are pink?Nandina leaves are pink?

Fallen leaves look beautiful against grassesFallen leaves look beautiful against grasses

Blooms are few and far between, and yet there is so much colour courtesy of all the foliage.

Happy Gardening