Autumn in Central Virginia is not always evident to me. I still have plenty of blooming plants and nary a red maple leaf in sight. I've come to learn that unless I want to skip right over Fall, I need to really look for it. The Northeast, where we are originally from, cast no doubt on the season change.
If only by the fact that 102.7 WNEW let us know that Rocktober was here! "WNEW-FM ROCKS Cyndi in Gum Spring with..."
I did buy 3 pumpkins at the Walmart and planted a few kale, cabbage and perennial sedum Autumn Joy.
I already have more perennial mums than I care for.
We don't get the same blue asters I loved up north but I think I'll stay ;-) Here are some more photos I took yesterday around the yard.
Orange Canna Lily:
Knockout Rose - Pink:
Purple Ice Plant:
and once again, the white gladiolus callianthus: