My icon in autumn

The bridge is very much the icon of the garden, and in the last two/three years as the Liquodambers and Dawn Redwoods started rearing out above the other planting on the top border of the arboritum, the focal area has expanded considerably in autumn. Top left the yellow is a Tulip Tree, behind the bridge the dark shrub is Viburnum plicatum, with orange Flowering Cherry 'Tai Haku' and red Japanese Maples to its right. The in-between area includes the white stems of Birch and various Maples, Crab Apples, Cherries, Dogwoods, Oaks, Hydrangeas and Azaleas.

The bridge is very much the icon of the garden, and in the last two/three years as the Liquodambers and Dawn Redwoods started rearing out above the other planting on the top border of the arboritum, the focal area has expanded considerably in autumn. Top left the yellow is a Tulip Tree, behind the bridge the dark shrub is Viburnum plicatum, with orange Flowering Cherry 'Tai Haku' and red Japanese Maples to its right. The in-between area includes the white stems of Birch and various Maples, Crab Apples, Cherries, Dogwoods, Oaks, Hydrangeas and Azaleas.

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7 thoughts on “My icon in autumn

  1. Hi again Tatyana and hello to Tessa!
    You’re right Tatyana, it is not typical of SA at all. We live in an enclave of foothills at the end of an escarpment mountain chain, and get very much more rain than most of SA. In addition we are at high altitude, which means we are 5-10 degrees Celsius cooler on average. My combination of plentiful sun and cool nights gives excellent autumn colour, something which you hardly see in much of the country. It is altogether a kinder, gentler climate than most of the country. However within as little as 10km I can find genuine rugged African bushveld and the famous Kruger Park is less than 2 hours away by car.

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