More fall colour in Toronto
|Autumn Gingko biloba leaves, pre-Sandy|
As the remnants of Hurricane Sandy blew into our fair city earlier this week and stripped many leaves off of trees overnight, I was lucky to have taken these pictures before the big winds hit. When some of us think of autumn foliage, we might come up with colour descriptions like wine, russet, crimson, tangerine but let's not forget one of my favourite colours: yellow! There's a huge range of tints and shades of yellow we see in the fall and the following will give you a flavour of the spectrum.
More reason to consider fall colour in plant selection and placement but to be honest, no one thinks about this in the garden centres in May!
|Eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis)|
|Oriental bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus)|
|Common witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) blooms|
|Littleleaf linden (Tilia cordata)|
|Bottlebrush buckeye (Aesculus parviflora)|
|Common witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) leaf|
|Autumn common witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)|
By Paul Jung, author of "garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog"