|The first thing I noticed as we approached the house was how pretty the|
Sweet Gum tree (Liquidambar styraciflua) is this year.
|Acer rubrum "October Glory" is just as colorful - you just have to look up to see it.|
|Witch Hazel "Diane" (Hamamelis x intermedia 'Diane') is a dud of a shrub |
but the fall foliage almost makes me want to forgive it.
|Lespedeza is always a vibrant yellow in fall. We have both the purple and white|
flowered varieties but aside from flower color, they look the same.
|Sweet Shrub (Calycanthus floridus) is a great old-fashioned shrub.|
|Japanese Maple "Sango Kaku" (Acer palmatum) is one of my favorites.|
The bark will turn red in the winter.
|Another Japanese Maple that I would not want to live without is "Crimson Queen", a threadleaf variety that spreads wide but stays low. Ours is over fifteen years old and is not over 4 feet tall.|