Sunday, November 30, 2008

Color too nice not to post

These are old photos taken earlier this fall. I've been so busy I haven't had the time to post them until now. The colors this fall was exceptional and long lasting.

Service berry, Shadblow, Amelanchier laevis?

Blueberry, Vaccinium. This particular bush planted right outside our backdoor produced a load of berries and this colorful sight in the fall.

Witch hazel, Hammamelis × intermedia - yellow flower variety.

Burning bush, Euonymus alatus.

Witch hazel, Hammamelis × intermedia - red flower variety.

Witch alder, Fothergilla gardenii.


Blogger Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

Very pretty.

6:55 PM  
Blogger Les, Zone 8a said...

Beautiful pictures! I am glad to see a Fothergilla with good fall color. It is often tauted as putting on a nice show, but this is the first I've seen deliver.

4:34 AM  
Blogger Ki said...

Thanks Aunt Debbi/Kurt's Mom. It was an especially nice fall this year.


Hi Les,
When we first bought the Fothergilla, it had brilliant colors of gold and orange. After we put it in the ground the color was very poor. But the color improved last year the 3rd year in ground and this is the best year of all but no orange color. I wonder if the minerals in the soil make a big difference in the leaf color.

5:22 PM  
Blogger Leora said...

It was a beautiful fall, wasn't it? I wish I had taken even more photos. I love all of these. You have a nice eye for arranging the composition.

5:34 PM  
Blogger Ki said...

Hi Leora,

It was one of the best autumns I can remember. I took a bunch of Japanese maples photos I have yet to post. They will be somewhat belated but a pick-me-up for the coming drab days.
Thank you for your kind comment.

5:45 PM  
Blogger lisa said...

Beautiful pictures! I just never get tired of fall color, y'know?

12:12 PM  
Blogger Ki said...

Hey Lisa,

I'm in my winter and holiday depressive state but you've nudged me to make an attempt to post some pictures of the Japanese maples growing in the yard. Maybe that will jar me out of the depression.

5:14 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

Hi, I got to your blog by doing a search for tall yellow flowers. I see you haven't posted for awhile. I like this post. I don't have much room for bushes, but have just gotten a couple beauty berries and a second butterfly bush. I'm going to plant them next to a sidewalk on the side of our front yard that is for keeping water away from the basement, and not for walking on.

I hope you are enjoying spring and gardening.

2:36 PM  

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