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Any gardener knows that when crisp autumn air arrives, it’s time to move plants. And I’m no different. This morning I transplanted 2 large Osmanthus ‘Goshiki’ to the edge of the Ravine View garden. I have planted others over the past couple of years to define the edge of that garden – one side wild ravine and the other cultivated garden. The faeries live in the wildness, so I have to leave a place for them. 🙂

I also planted some new Echinacea ‘Tomato Soup’ along the driveway. This is a brand new cultivar with red-orange flowers – just like tomato soup – really stunning! They are adjacent to a Miscanthus ‘Gold Bar’, Phygelius ‘Passionate’ (with the same color flowers but inky-green foliage), and Carex testacea, which gets even more orange as temperatures drop. My driveway is the “Orange Grove”, so it is all about orange there, with blue-green foliage as accent. This winter I’ll post a photo that shows Cornus ‘Mid-Winter Fire’ twigs and blooming Hamamelis ‘Jelena’ with surrounding blue-green conifers. Begonia boliviensis has been removed from the large pot and is overwintering inside the garage. What a red-orange, hummingbird magnet that is every summer!

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