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Observations out in the Garden This Fine Evening

By John Markowski @jmarkowski0
It was a clear and cool evening here in Jersey for the first time in a long time and I ventured out with camera in hand.
Here is what I observed:
This one almost slipped by without me noticing, but luckily she contrasted well with the purple leaves of the Ninebark. Good looking katydid, eh?:Observations out in the garden this fine evening
Um, is autumn really that close? Apparently that is the message the Itea 'Henry's Garnet' is sending:Observations out in the garden this fine evening
Observations out in the garden this fine evening
Not many have managed to slip by the deer, but the dark purple berries on the Viburnum 'Emerald Lustre' are incredibly vivid this time of year:
Observations out in the garden this fine evening
One of my favorite Coleus but unfortunately, I do not know the cultivar name. Just one of these in a container on the deck makes such a bold statement:
Observations out in the garden this fine evening
The Zinnia 'Queen Red Lime' keep pumping out new flowers and I am forever indebted:
Observations out in the garden this fine evening
Even after the blooms are spent and the petals have fallen to the ground, these Clethra 'Ruby Spice' still look damn good:
Observations out in the garden this fine evening
Enjoy the upcoming week my friends.
John

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