Fewer leaves this months, but other than that, not much has changed here at the homestead! Red is still the most dominant color – I really should try to vary myself a little more, don’t you agree?
Less of a baby tree for each passing year, my ‘Bloodgood’ maple never disappoints as its leaves contrast against the Taxus in the background.
I guess you could call this one the ‘ changing of the reds’. When the last golden leaves of the variegated dogwood ‘Elegantissima’ drop, and the maple is done for the year, its bright red stems will carry my spirits through the dark months, as they sparkle against the nearby evergreens.
This was the first year I have gotten fruit on my Rubus lineatus. They are still hanging on, like little jewels among the fading foliage.
The yellow fall foliage of my Cotinus coggygria ‘Golden Spirit’ make a great substitute for absent sun rays.
This one takes the prize for most unexpected this month. The bronze berries of a recently purchased Polygonatum verticillatum turned bright red after the first hard frost we had. So cool – I had no idea that would happen!
The giant evergreen magnolia constantly drops leaves – in fall as in every other season. It would be a neat-freak’s worst nightmare, but luckily I have a rather high tolerance for messy. Somehow they look so lovely against that wet moss in fall that I can’t help but forgive.
Finally – a young, developing Echium wildpretii which was a gift from a gardener friend this past summer. Thank you for that Patricia – it is such a cool plant! I’m watching this one with a lot of eager anticipation! 🙂
As always, skip over to our gracious host Pam at Digging to see more interesting foliage from around the world!