May 21, 2010

Golden leaves means golden days....

As May draws to a close in Melbourne, 
the colder nights are creating spectacular autumn leaves in the gardens. 

This is a stunning variety of Maple, a Japanese Coral Bark, 
which is a delight all year round and justifies his spot in 
the centre of the front garden of my home. 

This little tree has luscious lime green foliage throughout summer, 
a gorgeous golden explosion of colour in autumn, 
and will shortly drop his golden coat to reveal bright red bark for winter.
What a performer! 
His friends each side are a couple of Crab Apples, 
now losing their leaves, but will soon show off 
their tiny red crab apples throughout early winter.

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