21 November 2010

Autumn 2010

Dramatic Autumn Colors
in the backwoods of coastal Georgia
This year deciduous trees are providing a spectacular fall color display of orange, yellow and red hues along highways. The deep scarlet of the red oaks, the reddish-orange of sumac, the multicolor of sweet gum and the yellows of the elm and maple are providing fall color display along highways. The lack of rain makes the colors more vivid so we have better color. As autumn progress, the sap flows more slowly, and chlorophyll, the chemical that gives the leaves their green color in the spring and summer, starts to disappear, revealing the orange, yellow and red hues.  Plant the southern species that give the best color for autumns to come!

Red Maple, Ginko, Spirea. Japanese Maple Bonsai
Autumn leaves glow against a dark background

Taxodium distichum
Bald Cypress
conifer native to the
southeastern United States...

Japanese Mapleirohamomiji
Acer palmatum

Red Maple
Swamp Maple
Acer rubrum
 native to the
United States...

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1 comment:

  1. I love the color of your Japanese bonsai Maple tree. How old is this tree? Did you buy it like this or you grown it from seeds?

    Thanks for sharing




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