Friday, 17 April 2015

Turning a New Leaf

It's that time of year when all the trees begin to show signs of new leaves.  I have a small collection of Acer trees, we used to call them Japanese Maples. There is no two ways about it, they are my favourite kind of tree.


While taking a photo of these infant leaves I suddenly realised something very interesting...well, interesting to me.   These new leaves are exactly the same colour now as they will be when they fall this Autumn.  During the summer they will take on a rich, dark colour then fade to this brilliant crimson red before dropping to the ground.  It made me think of that quote attributed to Mary Queen of Scots, 'In my end is my beginning.'

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  1. Love that connection about the leaves! One of my favorite trees for sure my friend! I have yet to add one to my space but I need to! Just the purest and most beautiful foliage color around! Happy gardening to you! Nicole xoxo

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    1. Japanese maples are addictive. Once you have one, you will want more!

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  2. Such a beautiful colour. Our Pieris has similar colour leaves at the moment.

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    1. This little tree is planted next to a Pieris which is covered in bright foliage and white, bell-shaped flowers. : D

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