Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Introducing Autumn

Plants are dressing in their best fall colors around Welkinweir.  Reds, oranges, yellows, and browns are slowly replacing vibrant green.  Here is a small sample of a few of the spectacular fall colors.  And this is only the beginning!

'Autumn Joy' sedum

Crataegus viridis 'Winter King', hawthorne

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Variegata', variegated sweetgum

Perovskia atriplicifolia, Russian sage

The ornamental grasses look quite elegant this time of year

As do several sedums in the Barn Ruins rock garden

Several evergreens are also turning colors.

Cornus florida seems to be the trend setter since the dogwoods started to turn almost before anything else. Several of them are approaching beautiful red this week.  Both of the pictures above are of dogwoods, taken on the same day.  The difference is the one on the right is in full sun, resulting in better red color.

And finally, Ilex verticillata 'Winter Gold', winterberry holly, is adorned with beautiful orange fruit, creating a bright spot near the springhouse.  The orange fruit will persist into December.

Brighten up a cold, wet day by taking a walk around the grounds at Welkinweir in the next few weeks to enjoy the colors of fall.  http://welkinweir.org/

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