The Allure of Autumn continues today with part two of my autumn Branklyn Garden series. Flowers need not apply! ... they're a bit of an understatement at this time of year as most have taken refuge underground. In October there's nothing quite like walking into a garden and being surrounded by a tapestry of rich warm foliage colours. It's the trees and their hues of burnt oranges, ambers and reds that arrest the attention.
They're the soul of the garden ....
A Tapestry of Colour
Hues and tints that stop you in your tracks.
Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn.
~ Elizabeth Lawrence
Colours that Demand Attention
In closing I'll leave you with a dichotomy between two tree types. In October the acer has such fiery dramatic foliage. This contrasts so well with the sheets of flaky bark and horizontal lenticels (pores) on the bark of the Chinese red bark birch.