Some Autumn Color

The leaves have mostly all fallen now, but a week or two ago there were some great splashes of color in my garden. In fact, it seemed to me that the entire St. Louis area was more colorful this fall than it has been for a while. Very nice while it lasted.


I thought this Japanese maple was a "coral bark" maple, but the trunk is mainly green and brown now. The leaves are the last of my Acers to turn, and they're a wonderful orange-pinkish color.


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Another shot, with bamboo for a background:


That bamboo greenery adds so much!

It makes even the simple yellows of the silver maple...


...look so much better, don't you think? Contrast. Gotta have the contrast.

Back to the little "who knows what" maple again:


I wish fall colors lasted longer!

(and the leaves would just turn to powder before falling or something like that. Raking blah!)

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Lisa  – (November 27, 2017 at 8:58 PM)  

So pretty! We still have leaves on trees here - it's been an odd fall.

outlawgardener  – (November 28, 2017 at 8:52 AM)  

Your green bamboo provides a stunning contrast to the riotous colors of autumn. My coral bark maple has a grey trunk too and only the new growth at the top retains the coral color. That's just what the tree does over time. Kind of a disappointment.

chavliness  – (November 28, 2017 at 12:41 PM)  

My Japanese maples are naked too now. Yes, raking is a drag, but it's a good exercise. If one has a compost bin, which I don't, these fallen leafs are fabulous material to add to it.

Mark and Gaz  – (November 28, 2017 at 2:07 PM)  

Autumn colours are so lovely, and yes wish they lasted longer!

Hoover Boo  – (November 28, 2017 at 11:58 PM)  

The leaves turn to brown dust here, but they don't color up first--green goes straight to brown.

Beautiful color in those photos. Must be even more vivid in person.

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