According to the dictionary the word panoply means "a splendid display." I think that's an apt description for the fall color in the garden this year. When we added trees to the garden I know we picked varieties that would give us multi-season interest including fall color. But sometimes when I look around the garden at this season I am amazed at how gorgeous it is. And I question how much of that beauty was planned and how much of it is an accident. I don't think Mark and I deserve all the credit.
Looking up toward the Moon Garden from the front door.
At the edge of the Moon Garden looking toward the street standing on the West Gate path that leads to the back garden. The orange leaves belong to a Pagoda Dogwood and the yellow to a native Witch Hazel.
The Witch Hazel is blooming with its leaves still on the tree. That hasn't happened for a few years and it makes it almost impossible to see the flowers. I guess that is one of the few downsides of our warm weather.
Our Burning Bush has never had better Fall color.
The yellow foliage is a Korean maple.
Turn around and there's a peachy-colored Stewartia on its way to turning red.
The red and orange leaves belong to Korean maples (A. pseudosieboliana) and the yellow are striped-bark maples. In the foreground, a dwarf Ginkgo is about to drop its leaves.
A tiny Korean maple, caged to protect it from the rabbits.