This week I had the first frost of the year. It was a light one but killed Impatiens, Ginger Lilies and Dahlias. And the tree leaves are dropping hard right now. Usually my heavy leaf clean up is Thanksgiving weekend so it seems to be a little earlier this year. The weather was mild this weekend so clean up was pleasant and I planted two tree peonies that had arrived from a mail order. I've always admired them but they seemed a little expensive but thought I'd splurge this year. Only one had a bud so I'm not sure I've got two viable tubers--time will tell.
The fall blooming camellias are very showy this year. The frost nipped the petals this week so this is the best one but I will post more next week.