This week I went to take a look at a new project at Yorktown Beach and spent a pleasant afternoon walking along the beach, admiring all the plantings. Yorktown has a nice selection of natives mixed with ornamentals. Native plants included:
Sweetbay magnolia seeds ripening,
a few remaing coreopsis blooms,
big patches of switchgrass,
river oats (very invasive - not reccomended for the home garden!),
and goldenrod. Ornamentals included dried hydrangea blooms, russian sage,
and begonias (where would I be without them?).
If you were out in the countryside this week, you might have stumbled across horsenettle,
perennial saltmarsh aster,
Back home in the burg, a couple of landscape workhorses were still making a show; abelia
Next to them, burning bush was just starting its show.
You can see more of my September week 3 pictures here.
I'm a landscape architect in Williamsburg, Virginia. I'm a graduate of the University of Virginia and currently employed with Hertzler & George. I'm also President of the John Clayton Chapter of the Virgina Native Plant Society.