There is a larch tree in a corner of the garden that comes into its own for a few days once temperatures start to fall into the negative range. A bit ho-hum for the other 51 weeks of the year but a real stand oout at the moment.
A week ago these trees were heavy with gloriously golden leaves. Last night the temperature dropped to -2C and this morning all the leaves are on the ground. There was ice in puddles. Snow can’t be far away.
Viburnum, Amelanchier canadensis and a sour cherry tree – beyond them a Chinese grass, the species of which I forget. A visually interesting time of the year in the garden with the different coloours on the same date.
This tree was planted by us 20 years ago under the impression that it would only grow to half the height it has achieved. Very please we were wrong as it is magnificent – especially in the fall as the colours mature to bright yellow. In the half light of morning and evening (this was early morning) it starts to seemingly glow from within.