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E-Garden Almanac: Fleeting visages of fall: part 2

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The E-Garden Almanac is the push-button, real human journal of Kelly D. Norris. All errors, grammatic grievances, and opinions are that of the author. Kelly is a freelance writer and Master Gardener from southwest Iowa. His passion and obsession with horticulture, plants, and gardening embodies nearly every function of his life. The E-Garden Almanac serves as the web extension of his columns, articles, and lectures.
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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Fleeting visages of fall: part 2

From Bedford:
Today was a lesson in yellow. Here's part two of fleeting visages with a decided emphasis on the bounty of a protracted fall season.

A cultivar of Weigela florida (possibly 'Courtalor') showing remarkable fall color for a weigela. In 9 years I have never seen the color this clear or intense.

Though often avoided because of its roving tendencies, Lysimachia clethroides is a favorite plant of mine, especially for its fall color. Ours is planted in a drier location and thus usually doesn't develop phenomenal fall color like it would if it were planted on a wetter site. While I'd love to have the rich red, amber, and orange mix, I'll settle for this rusty yellow blend instead.

In a garden I found serendipity! Who'd of thought that the fading foliage of this Lilium cultivar would produce such an alarming display of gold?


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