Monday, October 26, 2009

Dressed in Red

Autumn garden

Who doesn't look great in red? This plant combo outside my office window is still going strong. Autumn Brilliance serviceberry (Amelanchier x grandiflora), compact burning bush (Euonymus alatus compacta) and bloody cranesbill (Geranium sanguinem) all strut their stuff for several weeks during the fall.

My Northern red oak (Quercus rubra), on the other hand, never turns red, just a milk chocolate brown. It's losing its leaves today. All of them. This is one smart tree, as we are expecting heavy snows midweek.

Oak leaves

What color(s) is your garden wearing now?


Pam/Digging said...

Green. We don't generally see fall color (what little we get) until late November to mid-December. Just in time for Xmas photos. ;-)

Your reds are lovely--my favorite color.

Jim/ArtofGardening said...

Mine is mostly green & browns, I do have one red - you have to check out my big clown nose in the front yard! Visit:
when you get the chance.

Rosey Pollen said...


Jocelyn H. Chilvers said...

Pam, I bet all that green feels really refreshing now, after your sweltering summer!

Jim, you are too funny--clown nose, indeed. I would spin that as a perfectly planned and executed focal point!

Yikes, Rosey, sounds like the snow tagged you out first. I'm NOT looking forward to that foot of snow we're expecting here tomorrow!