Friday, November 15, 2019

...Nearing Year's End


Six recent weeks of fall color has been a gift, a last hurrah before plants become mere winter sticks brooding in the cold and gloom. I admire the exuberance, aware that every autumn could be my last, and my successors will speculate that I died doing what I loved, and that occasionally I had a smile on my face during the process. If – as they say – a picture is worth a thousand words, then it's best that I spare you unnecessary verbiage and just give you the visual goods. So, warm regards 2019, thanks for the memories.

Quercus garryana

Acer tegmentosum 'Joe Witt'

Cornus kousa 'Akatsuki'

Acer palmatum 'Strawberry Spring'

Acer palmatum 'Strawberry Spring'

Acer tegmentosum 'Joe Witt'

Acer shirasawanum 'Moonrise'

Magnolia macrophylla

Cornus kousa 'KLVW'

Acer shirasawanum 'Moonrise'

Mahonia media 'Underway'

Rosa nevadensis

Acer palmatum 'Bihou'

Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Raspberry'

Acer triflorum

Decaisnea fargesii

Acer palmatum 'Summer Gold'

Acer nipponicum

Acer palmatum 'Rising Stars'

Acer palmatum 'Rising Stars'

Acer palmatum 'Kamagata'

Acer saccharum 'Monumentale'

Acer saccharum 'Monumentale'

Ginkgo biloba 'Shangri La'

Acer pycnanthum

Acer negundo 'Winter Lightning'

Acer negundo 'Winter Lightning'

Hamamelis vernalis 'Sandra'

Acer palmatum 'Tobiosho'

Acer palmatum 'Crimson Queen'

Berberis jamesiana

Acer rufinerve 'Winter Gold'

Acer x 'Arctic Jade'

Acer japonicum 'Ruby'

Lagerstroemia 'Arapaho'

Hamamelis intermedia 'Diane'

Cotinus obovatus

At Whitman Farms

Acer japonicum 'Vitifolium'

At the Portland Japanese Garden

Acer circinatum

At the Portland Japanese Garden

Acer palmatum



Acer macrophyllum

Acer macrophyllum

Acer circinatum

Acer palmatum 'Purple Curl'

Acer palmatum 'Frosted Purple'

Acer shirasawanum 'Purple Velvet'

Acer shirasawanum 'Plum Wine'

Acer shirasawanum 'Little Fella'

Acer palmatum 'Shojo nomura'

Cercis canadensis

Acer sieboldianum 'Seki no kegon'

Acer shirasawanum 'Royalty'

Acer palmatum 'Peve Ollie'

Acer shirasawanum 'Mikado'

Acer buergerianum 'Angyo Weeping'

Taxodium distichum 'Shawnee Brave'

Taxodium distichum 'Shawnee Brave'

Acer palmatum 'Peve Starfish'

Acer circinatum 'Baby Buttons'

Acer palmatum 'Summer Gold'

Acer shirasawanum 'Royalty'

Acer palmatum 'Sawa chidori'

Acer palmatum 'Ghost Dancer'

Acer pictum 'Usu gumo'

Acer pictum 'Usu gumo'

Acer crataegifolium 'Meuri ofu'



7 comments:

  1. 2019 didn't disappoint. 2020 will be mind blowing.

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  2. A little melancholy are we? Best wishes and deep sympathy!

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  3. Tropical World West Palm BeachNovember 16, 2019 at 4:55 AM

    Thanks for all the work you do in putting these blogs together. Very much enjoy seeing the diversity you have in the temperate zones.....but just can not bare the thought of enduring freezing conditions in order to grow Japanese maples (one of my favorite species). Still stretching nature in the almost tropics of South Florida....bringing inside Red Sealing Wax palms (Cyrtostachys lakka or renda) and Episcias when temperatures here fall below 50 degrees.

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  4. The last image is absolutely stunning! Thank you.

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  5. your insight and observations are always interesting. thanks.

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  6. Thank you very much. Your blog is my favorit blog!!! I love all your acer. I would like to know how cold your vinter is? Here east in Norway we have - 20 in som part of the Winter. I have many Acers but it is difficult to get the acer you are showing. From this blog I only have Starfish and Moonrise.

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