A surprise globe-like growth appears outside the gazebo garden. A hidden path leads through this part of our property, as a meditation spot with a stone bench is located along a path beyond the right background of this picture.
This is a mushroom puff ball. They are edible at this stage of development, and Marcia remembers them as a treat on her parent's farm. Sliced and fried in butter, they are tasty with a nice strong earthy flavor.
Our perennial grass garden nears full growth. A double click will bring the background Chinese Chestnut tree into view. A full crop of chestnuts will soon fall and serve as squirrel food.
The arborvitae maze garden to the right background has grown to 15-20 feet and adds a nice vertical touch to this tableau.
The most colorful late-year blooms feature the Japanese anenomes. They are part of the buttercup family and will brightly produce up to a killing frost.
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