Fall is in full force now. The colorful leaves are falling to the ground. I kind of think that they resemble a patchwork quilt as they lie on the ground. They are crunchy underfoot. They have a musky smell and so many different textures. One of my favorites in the garden at this time of year is my Sedum Autumn Joy. In the spring, it resembles a head of broccoli as it emerges from the ground. It grows and endures the hottest of summers. Doesn't need much water to grow into a tall rubbery plant. When the flowers first open they are a pale pinkish lavender. Then they turn to a dark red and start to attract butterflies and bees... and finally a rusty bronze color. I like to leave them standing when I do my fall cleanup. They look so pretty standing tall in a snow drift. This plant is a winner in my garden. Little care is needed to keep it looking nice. I bring bouquets in the house, when they change color. I've never seen a bird touch these though I have heard of others having house finches eating the leaves.Mine are planted around the bird bath and they get quite a bit of water, but it doesn't affect them. I have then in several places around the yard. They transplant beautifully.The sedums have been a constant source of pleasure for me this year...when other perennials have suffered from the heat.