I missed an October visit by a day. Still, there was more green than fall color, and only one tree had dropped its leaves. There was more color in the penjing than in the larger plants.
However, there was some color among the larger trees.
Although the lotus seem past their season, the lotus boat was still out amidst some lush yellow.
And then there is my favorite view of the day.
This four layered view showing how the illusion of space is created for the one-city-block size garden. To the left is the Lake Tai rock sculpture that is formed naturally in the water currents over the soft stone in the lake.
November’s feature is potted mums placed all around the garden. Since it is the very beginning of the month there are more buds than full flowers, but there was a very good preview.
And yes, the red rose is still blooming. I wonder which four months it does not bloom.
Note the almost ripe persimmons, upper left. A sign said they weren’t really ready till December and asked visitors to leave them for future visitors. This is the first I’ve seen them ripe on the tree. Come December there will still be a few clinging.