October in My Garden

Lots of things are winding down, but three plants are still spectacular, and I wanted to share them with you.

Beautyberry is the most perfectly named garden plant I can think of. For most of its year, it is decidedly unremarkable. Just a nice green shrub with long viney arms. But come fall, it puts on an amazing show. Clusters of small berries march along the stems, in the most astonishing color. I don’t even know what to call that color – magenta, fuchsia, somewhere in there.

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