Monday, May 12, 2008

Autumn in the Home Paddock ......

Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' (Smoke Bush)

Unknown tree which we've tried to get rid of but it keeps coming back and has gloriously shiny green leaves in the summer and clear yellow ones in the autumn.

Sapium sebiferum (Chinese Tallow tree) and Fraxinus angustifolia 'Raywood' (Claret Ash)

Cotinus coggygria 'Grace' (Smoke Bush)

Acer palmatum (Japanese Maple) and Acer pseudoplatanus (Sycamore Maple)

Cornus alba (Red-barked Dogwood) and Cornus florida (pink flowering Dogwood)

Smoke Bush 'Grace'

Chinese Tallow tree

Liquidamber styraciflua (Sweet Gum) .....

...... and close up

Betula pendula (Silver Birch)

Japanese Maple and Sycamore Maple

Lower branches of the Chinese Tallow tree ....

.... whilst the upper branches are a different colour altogether.

Sorbus domestica (Mountain Ash)



Cherry tree

(If any of the photos drop out, right click on the red cross and on Show Picture. May need to be repeated a few times.)


meggie said...

Those trees all looks so beautiful in their Autumn splendour, but I realise they are not always the delight the appear to be.

Merle said...

Dear Alice ~~ Marvellous photos here of the lovely trees of all varieties
and I especially like the ones of
Canberra. I visited many, many years ago and thought at the time it was a great place, and I guess it has had some changes since I was there. Thank you Alice for your comments and kind words; that was very nice of you. I feel better after the weekend with both my sons. My daughters live too far away to visit. Take care my friend
and I hope your Mother's Day was a
happy one. Love, Merle.

Anonymous said...

The trees are glorious in their autumn colours. Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing them.

Shell said...

Hi Alice!!!! I've been slack in the blogging department too, trust me. It's hard enough getting a post out of me every month or so let alone visiting. But oh, I do so love to go visiting and was so pleased to see your message today! And doubly pleased to read that your daughter was reading my blog too, hah!

Your garden looks wonderful as always - it's a work of art in its own right. Autumn would be my favourite season if I lived somewhere the trees changed colour, but here they don't, they just kind of wilt and look horrid so I have to love spring instead!

Hope all is well with you and yours.


jellyhead said...

Wow, Alice - your place is ablaze with colour! I love those autumn shades of red, orange & yellow.

Kerri said...

What a wonderful autumn palette you have in your garden! Thanks for this very pleasant stroll around your yard, Alice. We should do this more often :)
You have such an interesting collection of plants in your garden. It's a labour of love, obviously, and you and Richard do a wonderful job keeping it looking beautiful.

Barbara said...

I love trees and you have a wonderful variety of them in your beautiful garden. They show now their festivity dress in all the lovely autumn colours.

Kali said...

Dear Alice ~ your garden is such a beautiful thing ~ I LOVE all the Autumn foliage of the trees as much as I love all your flowering plants!

Noella said...

Alice, these are superb! What a beauty you have surrounded yourselves with.

I just LOVE the photographic artwork in your Chinese tallow and liquidamber. We just don't get a colourful Autumn in the West!