Sunday, November 4, 2012

More of my favorite color

I love warm colors and autumn orange reigns as my current favorite. I want a lot more of this seasonal color at Longview Ranch, but here are the few glowing examples in my garden right now.

Cornus x 'Eddies White Wonder'.


The fast-growing pin oak next door is showering the garden with bronze leaves that contrast nicely with the green foliage of Acanthus mollis.

New foliage of Vaccinium ovatum.

Nandina domestica 'Moyers Red'

Parthenocissus tricuspidata 'Veitchii'.

Okay, not orange, but this Syneilesis hybrid is moving in a warm direction...

An Erica hybrid warms up an adjoining Yucca rostrata.

The beauty of maple leaf litter.

My neighbor's unusual Cornus.

My favorite new shrub, Langerstroemia 'Natchez', is coloring intensely this month.



If I can't have summer temperatures, I'll just have to warm up looking at all this bright foliage.

32 comments:

  1. I love the warm colors of fall too! You have some beautiful examples. I am thinking I need to find a spot for a crape myrtle.

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    1. Do it! Crape myrtles are underused and they are beautiful year round, too.

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  2. Beautiful oranges. Here its still 90F, no autumn color to speak of, unless you call scorch a color.

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    1. There is no name/URL option in your comment form, so I dead-ended trying to leave one. I'll tell you here and hope you see it: I signed up for your email notifications and am looking forward to some much needed chuckles. Love your style.

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    2. Scorch - haha! You'll be the one laughing come January...

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  3. Wonderful color. Here in DC some things have colored very well, but others, seem more muted this year. Maybe it's our semi-drought.

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    1. I didn't expect such color this year after our record dry summer, so I'm pleasantly surprised.

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  4. You have some great warmer-uppers there, and I agree: there can never be too many.

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    1. But I need to find very small plants to add...

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  5. I watched ' BBC Gardeners World' last night , they visited a garden with gorgeous Euonymus in flaming reds. Red , orange , can never have enough!

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    1. Euonymous is one I haven't been too enthused about in the past, but if it goes red, I could be turned around.

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  6. That Eddie's White Wonder - is that a C. florida hybrid?

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    1. Yes, Jason, a hybrid between the Western native C. nuttalii and C. florida. It has the great upright form of C. nuttallii with the addition of disease and damage resistance.

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  7. LOOOOOOVE your erica and yucca rostrata! EPIC! love the reds and oranges too!

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    1. That pairing keeps me happy all year!

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  8. I do shy away from hot colors during most of the year...but LOVE them during fall :-)

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  9. That's right. Warm up to fall colors. I love it. Your examples warm my heart. And that Yucca...ooh, la, la!

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  10. Such rich autumnal colors -- makes me want to cook a pot of soup! The yucca and that erica are amazing together.

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    1. Mmmm, soup. Sounds perfect for this weekend as the temps drop almost to freezing.

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  11. Love your warm fall colors. This time of year makes everyone an orange fan!

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    1. Yep, even if you don't care for orange in the garden...you're IN!

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  12. Orange is the best. Your garden looks so beautiful!

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    1. But then I think EVERYONE needs more orange. Even Scott!

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  13. So pretty. The erica and yucca combination are a perfect study in contrast,especially this time of year.

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    1. A lucky accident. Not much that's successful in the garden is by design ;-)

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  14. Yeah, loving that orangy pink erica with the icy blue yucca. Amazing combo!

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    1. Wish I could take credit for the idea, but it was more of a default!

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  15. Most of our fall color is behind us, since we had a hard frost this week. I think it is my favorite time of year in the garden though.

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