This is the first year I’ve had colchicums (fall-blooming bulbs, a little larger than crocuses), and the first year I’ve had hardy mums that came back, probably twice as big as when I planted them last year. Love how they look together, with the silvery artemisia between.
When I first moved into the house, I concentrated on a spring garden (ephemeral bulbs, daffodils, tulips, bleeding heart), then after a few years, added more for summer (roses and clematis and lilies and hostas), and now, I’ve started focusing on the autumn garden, trying to create a tapestry of color.
Eventually, I’ll get to working on the winter garden too — maybe next year; I need to put in some evergreens, I think. I get impatient sometimes, wanting it all done at once, and must remind myself that there will be time. “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”