Granted, I did kind of a craptastic job attempting to show you the glories of the mighty Niagara gorge and its old growth trees as they begin to don their autumn attire. (The light just wasn’t right.)
I oughtn’t to have bothered, particularly as I have this splendid display (top) before me every day as I enter and exit the suburban office park where I work. We’ve been in here since late August, and I must say the developers make landscaping a priority, inside and out. There are verdant atria on the first floors of every building, with trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals tastefully installed everywhere outside. I feel certain I will see a magnificent bulb display in the spring.
Has a priority been placed on sustainable plantings and native cultivars? Um … not so much. But there’s worse out there, way worse, and it’s pleasant to see the flowers and the care that’s obviously being taken. I don’t even mind the mums. Consider this a GBBD post on their behalf.