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Thursday, October 30, 2014

The leaves are stunning in the garden!

In my part of the gardening world we have a smattering of burgundies and reds, but a whole lot of gorgeous gold and, my friends,  I love it!

Here's a peek at what's been happening this fall~I hope you love it, too.

The sunny Susans Border has seed heads and Physocarpus opulifolius ' Little Devil' hiding in the shadow. The still green Amsonia tabernaemontana will be changing colors, soon, but, the Cotinis 'Grace' is a lovely burgundy and Cercis candensis' yellow leaves are almost hiden among the golden yellow of Carya ovata
Amsonia hubrichtii has taken on its beautiful fall golden hues.
Lindera benzoin lights up the shade garden and just for a few hours the morning sun lights it up too. Also shining are a Japanese Maple and a Hamamelis, both nice understory trees.

Hope you fall is colorful and filling your heart with gladness.
xoxogail

PS I am taking the rest of the week off to recuperate from a minor medical procedure, but, will be back posting next week!

Gail Eichelberger is a gardener and therapist in Middle Tennessee. She loves wildflowers and native plants and thoroughly enjoys writing about the ones she grows at Clay and Limestone. She reminds all that the words and images are the property of the author and cannot be used without written permission.

20 comments:

  1. The leaves are glowing! Thanks for sharing the beauty.

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  2. Thank you...Fall is tied with Spring as a favorite season!

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  3. Fabulous colours Gail, and wishing you a speedy recovery!

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  4. Simply gorgeous. Love the golds of fall. My amsonia is just turning color.

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  5. Your fall garden is lovely, Gail. How I'd love to get those beautiful fall colors in mine! We just don't get cold enough to get much of that but I keep trying. Best wishes with your medical procedure.

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  6. Beautiful!! What a vibrant end to the season. :o)

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  7. Most of our leaves have dropped, but what is left is gold and all the more striking against the bare wood of the surrounding trees. Autumn in Tennessee is lovely!

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  8. Gorgeous pics. Fall is my favorite time of year in the garden.

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  9. I love the fall colors. This is my first year growing Amsonia hubrichtii in my garden, it's just starting to color up.

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  10. Gorgeous--all of it! I must add A. hubrichtii to my garden--I'm seeing it all over the place this year, and it IS striking in the fall (and spring and summer).

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  11. It is the end of the golden days here. There are but a few leaves left. Mostly the bronze and browns of the oaks and the Japanese maples put on quite a display. They are almost the last to color up. I seem to remember the Rhododendron 'Cornell Pink' glowing in early December. I will have to go out and look at that one to see if there are any changes. Love the blue bottle tree next to your golds. Sublime!

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  12. What a gorgeous array of colors! I've always thought your garden was so beautiful in the spring, but autumn may be the best after all. The leaves won't last long here, especially with the wind we had yesterday, but my Amsonia H. is glowing, too; I love its autumn color. Rest up and take care, Gail.

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  13. I just love, love, love the colors of autumn! I'm especially enjoying it now that I live in the Northeast and there are more hardwood trees around. Your blue bottle tree looks so striking against all the fall colors. Very pretty!

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  14. Isn't it wonderful? The gold, red, burgundy, orange, yellow, it's all so breathtaking! Enjoy every minute, because it's almost gone here.

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  15. They are stunning. The contrasts in colors make then really stand out. Wishing you the best for a quick recovery.
    Ray

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  16. I'm late, and hope you have bounced back meantime.

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  17. Fabulous color Gail...it is all gone here but I can see it again in your garden.

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  18. I do indeed love that beautiful fall color, especially against your bright bottle tree. Hope you've recuperated quickly, Gail!

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  19. Your fall garden looked splendid! I'm envious of your redbud -- mine barely turn any color at all, if any -- and your shagbark hickory. They are so radiant! is the small red tree an Itea?

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    1. D'oh, that's a Cotinus. It's beautiful! I have the American species (I know Grace is a hybrid) and sadly my tree doesn't have much color, even though the American species often does. I wish my redbuds turned as yellow as yours do too. My parents have one by their front door that turns yellow but alas mine do not.

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