Flowers, Fruits, & Leaves... Oh my!

Submitted October 5, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Fall is here and it brought a diversity of color! Yes there are flowers, yes there are fruits, and... wait for it... LEAVES!

Fabulous Rose
Fabulous Rose     Rosa 'JACrex'

This is just one of the many roses still in flower. It can be seen in the Rose Garden.

Brilliant Red Chokeberry
Brilliant Red Chokeberry     Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima'

This shrub offers beauty year round. Right now its fruit has stolen the show, pretty soon its leaves will take the spotlight, so stay tuned, or better yet, come see for yourself!

Gro-low Fragrant Sumac
Gro-low Fragrant Sumac     Rhus aromatica 'Gro-low'

Fall is this shrubs time to shine! Believe it or not, its leaf change is just getting started, can't wait to see it in a couple weeks!

Cream Puff Cedar
Cream Puff Cedar     Cedrus deodara 'Cream Puff'

Conifers like to take the stage this time of year, check out the contrast between the lighter colored new growth, and the darker green old growth.

Golden Ghost Japanese Red Pine
Golden Ghost Japanese Red Pine     Pinus densiflora 'Golden Ghost'

Another conifer making its appearance apparent with its variegated yellow and green pine needles.

Come enjoy the cooler weather that fall has brought, along with the spectacular display of color in all of its plant forms!

Photos by Heidi M. Simper

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