Stachyrus praecox blushing prettily…ahead of the game in the march toward fall color.
with the Katsura tree not far behind.
The Eucalyptus tree sheds leaves on a regular basis, but not before they turn this lovely pinkish color. I gather them up and spread them on paths.
Even better than the blossoms (except to the bees) of the Joe Pye Weed are these sturdy pink stems holding vigorous whorls of leaves.
The plummy hips of Rosa glauca have yielded a few new starts, so I will now be able to plant some that I can cut back hard to enjoy that fabulous blue/blush foliage. All things come to she who waits, right?
And speaking of waiting, the Berberis jamesiana, which I planted in 2007, is finally beginning to produce the waxy, pale yellow berries (drupes?) that got my attention at Dancing Oaks Nursery.
Now that you have had a peek at my foliage favorites, you might as well visit Pam to see what she and her other followers have in store for you.