Finally, Some Fall Color

“Finally, Some Fall Color”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana

Living in the Deep South, there is not the gorgeous fall color here that graces more northern climes. I have often lamented that fact, and as much as I do enjoy gardening in a warmer climate, I do wish there was more autumnal color. What little color we do have is usually not apparent until late November. That is when the tallow trees, crapemyrtles trees, some Bradford pear trees, and a very few others will start turning because by then, we will have had at least one cold snap. This year is no different.



The forsythia is another plant that gives us a little color. It has just started turning a bright yellow.



Our lone Bradford pear tree is still green, and it usually doesn’t turn red until almost Christmas when the rest of the country is looking at snow. With this tree in all its autumnal glory situated right in the middle of the front yard, it does make it a little difficult to get in the Christmas spirit when looking at fall colors of yellow, red, and brown.

Well, at least having a little fall color for Thanksgiving is nice and is better than nothing. Now, it is on to winter for the garden since colder weather has arrived.


1 Comment

  1. Janet said,

    November 30, 2010 at 10:55 am

    I always forget about how the Forsythia changes color in the fall. We were driving down the road and there was a house that had a shrub that I kept looking at….finally figured out it was a Forsythia!

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