sábado, 22 de noviembre de 2014

Fall Foliage

We planted two large trees last February, a Pyrus calleryana and a Ginkgo Biloba, and this is their first display of autumnal color.  It's not much, but here in LaMancha there isn't much in the way of fall foliage anyway.


Ginkgo and Pyrus



Parthenocissus tricuspidata is starting to cover the stone-faced retaining wall by the garage. 


The variation in color is spectacular.


Here, it's interesting to see how the overlayer is red and the underlayer is yellow. 


 On the other side of the wall, fall color is provided by Parthenocissus, nandina domestica, abelia and a little mum.


 Migrating cranes flying over my house are another sure sign that autumn is well underway.


I'm linking up with Christina at My Hesperides Garden for Garden Bloggers' Foliage Day.  
Stop by to see her wonderful Italian garden.


13 comentarios:

  1. The photos of your Parthenocissus are so beautiful, there are so many different colours there, November can't ever be dull and dreary in your garden!

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    1. Pauline, it does put on quite a show, doesn't it? But, when the leaves drop, my garden is just as dreary as anyone else's.

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  2. What a beautiful sight, those cranes against the wonderful blue sky. But the photo above that is fabulous too, a real tapestry of colour. I look forward to learning more about gardening in Spain, with much envy I have no doubt.

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    1. Well, then that will make two of us, because I still have plenty to learn about gardening in Spain!

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  3. Dear Karen, beautiful autumn colours! Wish I was one of these birds to fly to the south. Groetjes from Holland, Hetty

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    1. Well, Hetty, these cranes come from northern Europe, probably from somewhere near you!

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  4. That parthenocissus tricuspidata is a veritable rainbow of colours - quite stunning. Where are those cranes off to for the winter?

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    1. Off to southern Spain or northern Africa - Morocco, they say.

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  5. A Ginkgo is a wonderful tree for spectacular yellow autumn colour. Your Pyrus is lovely too. And how amazing having cranes flying over. I saw them sitting on their enormous nests in Transylvania last year. They are an amazing sight.

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    1. I have never seen crane nests before. In this area of Spain, we have lots of stork nests, especially on church steeples.

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  6. I cannot get over the rich autumn shades in your garden...eye popping!

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  7. Oh my goodness I love these pictures! The colours are beautiful! I think I need to find a place to plant Parthenocissus tricuspidata!

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    1. It is a fun plant. I love it because of the instant green over an ugly wall, and the boys think it's cool because of the "octopus suckers". Plus, lots of little lizards love it, too - they get warmed from the sunny wall, yet they're out of sight from predators.

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