Fall has been toying with us. The fothergillas are laughing at the silver maple above.There has been frost.Some things escaped the killing temps. Did the webbing provide protection?The sheffies continue to attract the buzzers.Sango Kaku, the coral bark maple is proving to be a stimulating addition to the ferngully forest replacement.As does the free red maple from the Arbor Society dubbed ferngully II.Cutleaf Japanese maples, including this Acer palmatum dissectum ‘Crimson Queen’ are deepening in ruby hues. The Stipa tenuissima delights the whole year through.The pink dogwoods are continuing to have their best year ever as they slip into their fall lingerie before disrobing entirely. Two more Japanese maples flank the pond and our friend, the Muhlenbergia capillaris has not ceased being a dynamic performer in the Fairegarden.
Our friend and fellow Tennessee blogger, Dave of The Home Garden, is showcasing the turning leaves of fall as they work their way north to south. It may be our turn now.