Friday, November 4, 2016 | | fall, foliage, trees, what's colorful
The colors are turning here in a spectacular way. With every twist of the path I spy a new favorite plant to photograph. Gail and I can’t stop taking pictures of all the gorgeous trees on the property. In leiu of a regular blog, I will leave you with some of our favorite spaces around Blithewold. Happy leaf peeping!
Redvein Enkianthus (Enkianthus campanulatus)
A view of the North Garden
This Redvein Enkianthus that sits close to the North Porch is eye catching. Its peachy-orange color just developed this week, heralding the beginning of November.
Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) at the top of Lovers’ Lane
The Weeping Katsura (Cercidiphyllum japonicum) and the Tupelo tree (Nyssa sylvatica) showing off their colors.
Cut Leaf European Beech (Fagus sylvatica ‘Laciniata’)
Panicle Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Tardiva’)
Chrysanthemum in the Rock Garden
Bumble Bee on Lavender flower (Lavender x intermedia ‘Provence’)
This next plant is commonly known as Groundsel. It is a salt water shoreline plant native to the East Coast of the United States. The fluffy seed heads are showing off near Blithewold’s Rock Garden.
Groundsel Tree (Baccharis halimifolia)
Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum)
The view beneath the giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum)
There is so much more to see around Blithewold. Come and experience this colorful time here with us! And don’t forget about the Greenhouse Open House Sunday November 6th from 1-4pm. We hope to see you soon!