Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Fire In The Garden

The garden does seem to be ablaze this time of year. We are having some beautiful fall light.  The light is setting off the golds and reds in the garden.
The sun nearly set on fire the foliage on this Witch Hazel 'Jelena'. For such a small shrub it absolutely commands attention, especially in this light. 
It isn't just shrub and tree color but when frost hits certain plants such as the lily of the valley on the right of this path it turns a beautiful golden yellow.
Every path you take has a shot of color. 
The Serviceberry tree above was alight too. It is amazing how long these leaves stay in this condition. At least this year. We had such a col spell and it has warmed up again.  
While my other Witch Hazel 'Diane' isn't as colorful with it's leaves but just look at those blooms. I was surprised to see it bloom at this time. I thought it would bloom later.
My newest acquisition, Japanese Coral Bark Maple, is beginning to live up to it's billing. The golden yellow and red leaves really set off the coral bark. This summer the bark wasn't quite as red as it is now. I am so pleased.
I hope you have lots of fiery foliage in your garden now. 

22 comments:

Cris, Oregon Artist said...

How lovely everything looks at this time of year. Same here but the rains are now knocking all the pretty colors off the trees. and we are raking constantly right now. Well when the rain is not doing its thing. :) I will post some when I figure out how to from my laptop as my desktop died for sure.

Lee May said...

What a lovely walk through your fall garden. And you make me miss my old Connecticut 'Jelena'. I couldn't bring it with me down here to Georgia, but I'm on the hunt for another.

Laurrie said...

You have some spectacular flaming color! Two plants I wish I had are serviceberry and the Jelena witch hazel -- yours both look so wonderful in fall.

Your whole garden certainly knows how to put its autumn dress on!

By the way, I have been disappointed with my Diane witch hazel. For years it has had very few very puny non-fragrant blooms (are you sure yours is Diane? The yellow flowers in fall make me think it is common witch hazel, Hamamelis virginiana. Diane has deep red flowers in late winter.)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Laurrie, You might be right about the Diane WH that I have. The tag sure said Diane but you know how that goes. It probably is the common Hamamelis virginiana yet marked otherwise. I wondered about that last year when it bloomed yellow. I should have yanked it out and marched right back to the nursery. However it is a one hour drive from here. I guess I will let it grow.

Lee, Good luck finding Jelena in your area.

Cris, I hope you figure out your laptop. It should be similar to your desk top if you aren't going from Mac to PC or the other way around.

Julie said...

Oh my gosh, Lisa! Your garden is so beautiful at this favorite time of year (for me anyway)!!! WOWZERS!!!

tina said...

Fiery foliage indeed!I thought your witch hazel was a fothergilla at first. That foliage is really REALLY something. Love it! Happy fall to you!

Rose said...

Love the Japanese coral bark maple and 'Jelena'! Your garden really is ablaze with color, Lisa. It's been a lovely, if late, fall, but it's rainy and windy here today, so I suspect a lot more leaves will be dropping today.

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Oh!!! Your witch hazel is delightful. As are all of your brilliant autumn colors. :)

Barbara said...

Wow, your latest acquisition the Japanese coral bark maple is a stunning tree. A real color explosion! And the sight of your beautiful autumnal garden makes me to almost forget that we already have November, a month I usually do not like very much.
Enjoy the colors as long as they last.
Barbara

Lea said...

Beautiful color!
Have a great week-end!
Lea

Mike said...

Stunning colours Lisa,It always looks great when leaves go as red as yours have, Mike.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Lisa girl you do have fire in your garden ! These are gorgeous shrubs and trees and your newest is amazing .. I love those colours!
My serviceberry has been a wee bit neglected .. I have to make sure to pamper it more in the coming season.
Gorgeous colourful pictures girl !
Joy : )

Sandy Carlson said...

You've introduced me to some plants that are new to me. Thanks, Lisa. I am glad your autumn has been beautiful.

Layanee said...

You do have quite a bit of brightness in the garden. Lovely.

Seasons of Me ! said...

Where is that chimney swift tower going to go?

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I am not quite sure where we will put the chimney swift tower. Probably on the other side of the garden. :)

Our photos said...

Beautiful photos of your garden!
Greetings from Holland, RW & SK

Cheryl said...

Lisa, Your garden is an absolute riot of autumnal colour. I do so love this time of year.
Maples are such a bonus to the Autumn garden......most of the leaves of mine are now carpeting the ground.

Tku for sharing your pretty garden with us......

Dee Nash said...

Goodness, gracious . . . it's all so gorgeous. I don't know how you can stand such color. We had some good color this year, but a wind storm came and knocked off all of the leaves. I did think the witch hazels were especially beautiful this year also.~~Dee

Sandy Carlson said...

Your garden is gorgeous. I love the colors.

cyndy said...

Beautiful color in your garden, Lisa!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Quiet Paths said...

Beautiful, Lisa. All your color is so perfectly placed in the yard and garden.