fall foliage city and country, planted and wild

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  1. wcutler

    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    OH, thanks. Mazzard. I will fix that.
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    They must like the fallen cherries.
     
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    Already Remembrance Day Nov 11 - and some fall colour remains

    Sédum Autumn Glory with a fantastic short aster - it spreads but i don’t mind (it’s not rampant and it takes summer drought ). I see a leaf of California poppy in lower part of photo too.

    Thé Halloween Hitchcock photo is a street tree (cherry I think?) that shed its leaves to reveal someone’s twiggy tree house nest ... it’s approx 10 inch diam so maybe a crow?

    EDIT CORRECTION - I made a mistake above - it is Autumn Joy (not Autumn glory)
     

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  4. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    You must mean "autumn joy" which is itself a translation of 'Herbstfreude' and not the actual cultivar name. That cultivar name being 'Herbstfreude'.
     
  5. Georgia Strait

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    yes thank you - you are absolutely correct - Autumn Joy

    It is interesting because in some spots in this garden - what is labelled as Autumn Joy is pale pink - so i wonder if summer drought or sun-vs-shade hours or other influence might be factor.

    I am not so keen on the pink in autumn --- the deep velvet red burgundy is stunning. The leaves in summer on this plant are normally pale green. It dies back in winter and re-grows in spring. This plant is approx 8 yrs old.

    EDIT - i meant to add that the size of this plant is approx 1 foot spread by about 16 inch tall in a soil border (ie not a container) --- for me - in containers - I have tried the variegated leaf version of Sedum - and I am not successful. Not sure why not.

    edit - here is an interesting article about this plant - i like the term "Chelsea Chop" - http://www.sbgardendesign.co.uk/2013/09/30/sedum-herbstfreude/?LMCL=HbAfT6
     
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    Remembrance Day Canada - and some semi-wild (ie not planted by humans) bright red wild leaves on the side of a mall parking lot in suburban Vanc BC

    Various species fr right to left in the main photo which I think is the 3rd pic in the series:

    A holly (ilex ; invasive here)

    Some sort of bush willow approx 30 feet tall w small yellow leaves (autumn)

    A native dogwood like BC emblem (the tall skinny twig of a young tree in foreground)

    Foreground trees with bark are Douglas firs

    Background in the forest incl wild cherries and maybe some cottonwood

    Foreground green twigs are an invasive broom plant - bad news

    I think in mid-ground there is a red huckleberry - it’s deciduous and typical of older forests (vaccinium)

    Foreground - autumn color on blackberry - thé invasive Himalayan I think.

    And a few wind blown big leaf maple leaves caught in the bushes

    Bright red small tree shrub - top photo on this series - what is that ? - it caught my eye fr across the parking lot - it was glowing w rich autumn colour
     

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    On Oct 12 Cdn Thanksgiving I posted some mall tree pictures that member Ron B id as liquidambar I think - the tree is at a mall in suburban Vanc BC

    So I happened by on American Thxgiving and this is what same tree looks like now - no leaves - lots of teasel-like fruit and — a nest! I am guessing a crow nest.
     

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