Sunday, November 1, 2009

Anacardiaceae : Smoke Tree Fall Color




On a cool Autumn afternoon Calico Betty and I went in search of warm color in the garden.   
Calico Betty wonders where are all the leafs as she climbs the naked tree?   It is amazing how in a 24 hour time span all the leafs have fallen from many of the trees in the garden.















The Smoke Tree is putting on a warm color show of it's own in the garden.  They say  to insure the most intense color display, select your tree when it turns color in autumn. Keep watering and fertilizing to a minimum, for best fall color. These photos are proof because this smoke tree is in a extreme dry location in our garden.   (in collage above)  Calico Betty enjoys a nice little rest under the Smoke Tree after finding the color she was in search of. 

DO YOU FEEL CONNECTED to the garden world?  Check out today show at GARDEN WORLD REPORT where BGgarden and numberous other Garden personalities will be sharing Garden Thoughts.   Join Shirley Bovshow as she shares  how to multiply your plants? Watch GardenWorldReport.com  TONIGHT!~  



10 comments:

Marcelle said...

What beautiful autumn colors...Germany is starting to look grotty - leaves are falling off very quickly now and trees are looking so bare and depressed...

joey said...

How lovely, Bren ... amazing how fast the leaves fall, especially with yesterday's winds. Happy November!

Bren said...

Isn't it a BLESSING Marcelle and Joey how we can hold on to the WARM COLOR of Autumn by sharing our images online to view ANYTIME!

DID yOU SEE - I am going to be on http://www.gardenworldreport.com tonight! Hope you stop by to see my comments about online garden networking! Shirley (www.shrileybovshow.com) is going to have some wonderful planting information too!

Happy Autumn!

Mrs. E said...

The trees sure are "shedding" rapidly. I'm not a big fan of cats--but I'd take your Calico!

Jen's Journey said...

Lovely! Looking forward to seeing the garden report!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

There is a smoke tree coming up where it had been cut down along with a bunch of other growth across the street. I told the owner he should let it grow. As it turns out, I'm letting it grow, because he told me I could plant flowers in the area, so now, my husband and I are cutting back the other stuff that keeps coming up. I don't mind, though, if I can just keep up. We can see the area from our dining room.

Shirley Bovshow "EdenMaker" said...

Hi Bren,
Sorry the GardenWorldReport.com show was posted so late (wee hours of the morning).

At least you have a new show to wake up to on Monday morning.

Thanks for sharing the news with your friends. I hope they all drop in to watch and enjoy!

Shirley

Yours Faithfully said...

Amazing photography! Loved your kitties!

joey said...

Hi Bren ... I had a dinner party last night and missed your show ... can I catch it again?

Birgit said...

Brenda, your Calico Betty looks like exactly our Rainbow-Bonnie.
xoxo Birgit