October 11, 2013

Fall foliage fetish!

Some fall colours in October


Maybe fetish isn't the right word but alliteration ruled the day when it came to titling this post.

Readers might assume that since I rarely post about veggies that growing them isn't very interesting to me: and they're right! I just don't find growing heirloom tomatoes, for example, terribly exciting (and apparently this was a lousy summer for such crops.) 

I guess I'm an unreformed ornamentalist (nice blog name, by the way!) when it comes to things horticultural.

And in the fall, shrubs and trees become extremely ornamental!

Here are some examples (more to come!)--photos taken on my way home from a client visit:


Arnold Promise witch hazel Hamamelis x intermedia fall foliage by garden muses-a Toronto gardening blog
"Arnold Promise" witch hazel (Hamamelis x intermedia) fall foliage




Hamamelis x intermedia Arnold Promise witch hazel leaf detail by garden muses-a Toronto gardening blog
Hamamelis x intermedia "Arnold Promise" witch hazel leaf detail 

Hamamelis x intermedia Arnold Promise witch hazel fall foliage detail by garden muses-a Toronto gardening blog
Hamamelis x intermedia "Arnold Promise" witch hazel fall foliage detail 

Cornus alternifolia Pagoda dogwood fall foliage by garden muses-a Toronto gardening blog
Cornus alternifolia (Pagoda dogwood) fall foliage 

Serviceberry Amelanchier arborea fall foliage by garden muses-a Toronto gardening blog
Serviceberry Amelanchier arborea fall foliage 

By Paul Jung, author of "garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog"
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