Posts Tagged ‘fall colour’

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: New England Aster or Michaelmas Daisy (Symphyotrichum, formally Aster novae-angliae)

Posted on: September 17th, 2014 by Trillium Art

We woke Sunday to a cool, crisp, sunny autumn day.  My “Runner Dude” was excited to participate in our community’s annual Terry Fox run.  While he ran the 10 km trail, my “Sweet Pea”, our new four-legged friend and I walked along some lovely trails meeting up with friends, enjoying the autumn sun on our […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Eastern Larch or Tamarack (Larix)

Posted on: November 14th, 2013 by Trillium Art

Now that most have the leaves have blown away, there is still some colour in the forests contrasting with the rest of the evergreens (often found with black spruce and white cedar).  The Larch (or Tamarack), is in the pine family and actually a ‘deciduous conifer’.  The needles turn a wonderful yellow in the fall […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Emerald Gaiety Euonymus

Posted on: November 7th, 2013 by Trillium Art

Oh, I know. I can hear the groans already! How could I showcase such a regular plant in my blog? I am sure that we all have a euonymus in our garden in some form of shape or colour. Euonymus is part of a family considered ‘broadleaved evergreens’ that retain their leaves all year and […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Ornamental Redbor Kale (Brassica)

Posted on: October 23rd, 2013 by Trillium Art

There are three types of Kale growing in our garden right now; lots of green, leafy veggies, an ornamental cabbage and the tall Redbor kale. The veggie kale has been a popular addition to our dinners in the form of salads, stir-fries, smoothies and for ‘chips’. It is still going strong as it doesn’t mind […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Dwarf Burning Bush (Euonymus)

Posted on: October 16th, 2013 by Trillium Art

I hope everyone had a wonderful Canadian Thanksgiving weekend! The lovely weather allowed us to get outside and see some of the fall colours first hand! One of the shrubs that sits quietly in our garden all season, suddenly comes to life this time of year. The dwarf burning bush is also known as the […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: ‘Hot Lips’ Turtlehead (Chelone)

Posted on: September 11th, 2013 by Trillium Art

I love the name of this variety…it reminds me of classic episodes from the popular TV show MASH! The latin name for this flower is Chelone, from the Greek word for ‘turtle’ or ‘tortoise’. In Greek mythology Chelone, a nymph, did not attend the wedding of Zeus and Hera, instead deciding to stay at home. […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Prairie Sun Gloriosa Daisy (Rudbeckia)

Posted on: September 4th, 2013 by Trillium Art

Welcome to September! This member of the black-eyed susan family has been hard at work all summer blooming through my neglected garden. It’s showy yellow blooms can be seen even through the weeds! The Prairie Sun Gloriosa Daisy is most often used as an annual in container plantings. It is a short-lived perennial lasting only […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Autumn Joy Sedum

Posted on: November 7th, 2012 by Trillium Art

This classic perennial is very popular and can be found in almost every garden. Although it will die back like many other perennials, it can leave behind the flower stems for winter interest and hold the snow to provide that all-important snow cover and protection. Sedums are an essential family of plants when it comes […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)

Posted on: October 17th, 2012 by Trillium Art

This native shrub is most recognizable this time of year as the bright green fern-like foliage turns a brilliant orange – red in October. The native habitat of sumac is in areas of full sun and often the poor soils at the edge of fields and fence rows.   As a great addition to natural plantings, […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Common Witch-Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)

Posted on: October 3rd, 2012 by Trillium Art

This native shrub is intriguing as it blooms in September – October with golden-yellow flowers. Even the green foliage turns orange-yellow in the fall.  This is a wonderful addition to your shrub border – just be aware that the growing size of the witch-hazel fits your intended space. Zone:  5 Height and Spread:  16’ (5m) […]