Thanks. The full autumn foliage is yet to come.
In their study of the marsh for the city of Edmonds, Windward Environmental LLC discovered that the mechanism of the tidal gate broke during the summer of 2018, causing the tidal gate to remain shut for several weeks. This prevented salt water from Puget Sound from flowing into the marsh during high tide until the malfunction was found and repaired. After looking at my photos, Windward consultants believe this temporary lack of sea water to retard the growth of plants intolerant to salt may have been the cause of the explosive growth seen in 2018 but not seen in prior years or in 2019.It will be interesting to see if the foliage bounces back with super growth like it did last year.