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.