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The garden is definitely winding down for winter, such as it is here. The last remaining blooms look a bit bedraggled, and even the perennials are drab and sparse. “Fall color” is always in short supply in Southern California, and in our garden it’s purple more often than not.

fall jardin 1fall jardin 5But now and then I find a little burst of russet.

fall jardin 2And the roses aren’t ready to give up quite yet.

fall jardin 6Even a faded bloom has its own kind of beauty, non?

What’s happening in your garden?


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  1. Marguerite
    November 9, 2014 / 9:12 am

    Ooh, glad you asked! I’m seeing the first few clusters of russet red leaves on our lovely Texas Red Oaks, acorns dropping by the millions and a wonderful musky, earthy aroma, much like spring! Central Texas is beautiful this time of year. Now if only the leaves didn’t all drop right at Christmas time, without fail

  2. citizen spot
    November 9, 2014 / 11:09 am

    All of the plants in my patio garden are either dead or dormant from lack of watering due to the drought. However, the Japanese Maple outside of my upstairs living room window is starting to turn and is reflecting soft pink light throughout the room. Nice!

  3. November 10, 2014 / 6:33 am

    Stars in my garden right now are the berries and rose hips, especially the purple surprise of callicarpa (common name BeautyBush) berries. . . .

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