In May the Master Gardener’s had a Garden Tour and those gardens are reopened this fall, one each Friday, to the Master Gardener’s. It’s fun to see the gardens in their Autumn Attire, rather the Sparkling Springtime newness.

Here’s three pictures from last week’s and this week’s gardens.

There are many layers to this grouping: Sweet potato vine and profusion zinnias in the front, the pink and green cleome and light purple Mexican petunias in the back, and then the dark purple of morning glories in the very back.

A border of Turk’s Cap – the hummingbirds love the red flowers. I bought one of these plants on sale last night at Lowe’s – the label says 5’ x 5’. But I saw one today that was easily taking up a 12’ x 12’ area. I think I know where I can plant mine, but I’ll likely have to trim it from time to time.

American Beautyberry bush – the bright berries against the green leaves is very striking. I’m told you can make jam from the berries.