I was on my way to my local egg purveyor last week and came upon this gorgeous wildflower meadow in someone’s yard. I pulled over and snapped a few shots. Can you see all the sweet alyssum? The scent was surprisingly strong.
Then on Thursday night, the temperature plummeted to 19F, so I’m pretty sure all those plants are reduced to a dry, brown crisp now.
Likewise this salvia border at my favorite nursery, which was still going strong before the killing frost.
This border, which is planted next to the parking area, always blows my mind. It’s all annuals, but the variety of salvia cultivars, with verbena bonariensis mixed in, is not only stunning, but buzzing with pollinators. I am going to try and replicate it in one of my beds next year.
Winter came to Rhode Island very decisively this year. I’m heading out now to toss the annuals onto the compost pile.