Trees -- and to a lesser extent, some shrubs -- get the lion's share of attention this time of year as their leaves turn all glowy and showy. But if we can direct your attention for just a moment down by your feet to those perennials that have been blooming their little hearts out just for you all season long. As the first fleeting, flirting frosts start to sap the perennials' blooming energy, their foliage, too, is turning colors.
The normally green leaves of a persicaria acquire a burgundy dappling.
A hardy geranium. With an aureate -- golden -- aura.
And where did these bright yellow leaves come from? Not an ornamental grass, but a daylily. Cool.