Gardening Flowers & Foliage

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  1. fishingpol

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    Sugar maples out back. Afternoon sun really lights them up.

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  2. Midwinter

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    All sugar maples? We seem to be a week ahead of you, funny there's so much difference.
     
  3. fishingpol

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    Yes. In pic 3 the long skinny ones are red pine mixed in. We are not quite at peak. The wind and rain has dropped a lot of leaves though.
     
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    I'm unsure what type of maple this is, but I don't lump it in with the "junk" maples out back. It is out by my shed and was obviously deliberately planted in that spot. Has a much sturdier trunk than the ones out back and turns/drops leaves later too. Pics taken yesterday

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    The burning bush has pretty much completely changed over - this and the maple below are both really beautiful see looking out both the living room side window and the kitchen bay window.
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    Autumn Blaze is at peak and should be dropping leaves soon.
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    October Glory (not pictured but would be just to the left of the Autumn Blaze and the retaining wall in the above picture), is just starting to tinge with color and will extend the fall color season.
     
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    that is quite gorgeous and big. the other reds must really stand out against it.
     
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    There are no reds anywhere around it. In one way that is unfortunate, because they would all play off each other really nicely. In another way, I don't think I want more leaves to deal with :).
     
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    Our red/swamp maples are showing nicely this morning
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    Yes, the downside of decorative gardening is what to do with the aftermath. The only red trees we see in the fall are ornamentals in people's yards. In the wild there is only the occasional yellow maple. Alders leaves go brown before they fall off.
     
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    Took some pics today, we still have one stubborn Rose Campion and a Black Eyed Susan in bloom. Foliage is fading DSCN2550.JPG DSCN2546.JPG DSCN2545.JPG DSCN2555.JPG DSCN2547.JPG DSCN2554.JPG DSCN2551.JPG DSCN2553.JPG DSCN2556.JPG and falling.
     
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    I've been mulching the leaves under this maple every other day. I am taking a tarp and moving some to the leaves to the septic field side of the house to enrich the soil. I did sharpen the mulching blades on the tractor last weekend. I don't complain about the leaves. Price to pay for enjoying this beauty.

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    Leaf compost is great stuff!
     
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    I'll top off my compost piles, by bagging my grass clippings, mowing with leaves on the lawn. The small bag fills quickly, with a combination of grass and mulched leaves. Makes for a nice mix along with kitchen scraps.
     
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    That's bsome great stuff. I used to bag our leaves and grass, put it in the chicken pen. They added too it and kept it stirred. No longer have chickens, but have a 6" layer of compost/litter on a covered cement slab.
     
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    Spectacular looking tree.
     
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    Witch hazel leaves... IMG_20201022_51596.jpg IMG_20201022_59135.jpg IMG_20201022_949.jpg
     
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    Wish the sun had been shining on this persimmon tree like it was when we first saw it. It was a deep ruby red. 1022201146_HDR.jpg
     
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    Do you have paw paw trees as well?
     
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    Haven't seen any. I know you can get them at a nursery
     
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    Last of the foliage, this nice little maple turned fast and is losing its leaves quickly. Took the picture as I was coming home from the dump yesterday.

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