Amsonia, Aster and Capital Columns at the National Arboretum


amsoniaI’ve been waiting eagerly for these plants to reach their peak of fall color and yesterday they dee-livered!  After posting this on Facebook I learned that the designer is well-known plantswoman Angela Treadwell-Palmer.  Great example of the kind of native-plant design being promoted by Thomas Rainer, who just turned in his book on the subject Timber Press.  So, we wait ’til 2015.

But back to this photo – it’s straight form the iPhone.  No alterations.  And FYI, the columns once held up the U.S. Capitol Building, before new wings were added. They make for a great photo op all year but fall is my favorite.


  1. I see how your patience is hard to maintain–mother nature is stunning when we allow her to shine. You should enlarge it and find a place to hang it up in your nest! Happy Nesting.

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