November 04, 2012

Mellow yellows

More fall colour in Toronto

Yellow autumn ginkgo biloba leaves against blue sky by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog
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!

Autumn_eastern_redbud_cercis_canadensis_leaves by garden_muses:_a_Toronto_gardening_blog
Eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis)
Oriental bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus)

autumn_common_witch_hazel_hamamelis_virginiana_blooms_by_garden_muses: a_Toronto_gardening_blog
Common witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) blooms

Littleleaf linden (Tilia cordata)

autumn_bottlebrush_buckeye_aesculus_parviflora_leaves_by_garden_muses: a_toronto_gardening_blog
Bottlebrush buckeye (Aesculus parviflora)
autumn_common_witch_hazel_Hamamelis_virginiana_leaf_by_garden_muses: _a_Toronto_gardening_blog
Common witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) leaf

autumn_elegans_hosta_leaves_by_garden_muses: _Toronto_gardening_blog
"Elegans" hosta

autumn_common_witch_hazel_hamamelis_virginiana against a blue sky_by_garden_muses: a_Toronto_gardening_blog
Autumn common witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)

By Paul Jung, author of "garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog" Google Google Find us on Google+ Find us on Google+

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