Fall is in the air, as they say, the sun is lower, the light is different, the nights are getting cooler and the days shorter.
Thought I would do a little end of season round-up and share an Oregon fall-is-coming scene with you.
Labor Day Monday our family drove up into the foothills of the Cascades to visit this special spot.......Butte Creek Falls.
Back home.....I want to share the gorgeous red blossoms
of our Crape Myrtle. I'm not sure when they bloom in other parts of the country, but here in the northwest, it isn't until September. We have two in our front yard named Dynamite, for their "explosive" red color, I assume!
My other fall bloomer is this unusual sage..."Salvia Spathacea" or Hummingbird Sage. Grows best in dry shade and produces these magenta flower spikes.
I have it planted on the east side of the house, where it get morning sun. It is low growing and has a sharp "sagey" smell.
I planted this plant three years ago and it has spread to about three feet wide and only grows to 12 or 14 inches tall, excluding the flower blossom.