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Old 10-27-2010, 08:30 PM   #3451
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This is the small laceleaf...it is a dark red all year, and only turns the much nicer and brighter red in the fall.
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:36 PM   #3452
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This one resides in my Japanese garden. It is a vibrant green all year, but reliably turns this lovely colour as soon as the weather cools every fall.
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The missus has these small pink lily like flowers by the potting shed...and it seems to me that they have been out since early summer. Does that sound right?
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:39 PM   #3454
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These small mums are just coming out now...which I think is usual for them.
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:40 PM   #3455
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...and still a few of the snapdragons in flower.
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:43 PM   #3456
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Here's the big bloodgood maple, still in a small wooden container that I put it in originally when it was only perhaps 3 feet tall. Better make sure it is trans planted before next spring.
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:45 PM   #3457
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Our one and only apricot tree has turned a nice colour...it's too bad the day has been so dull and dreary. The colours don't look any too good.
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:47 PM   #3458
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Last one for awhile...the little Koto Japanese maple with the bloodgrass plant and a small bamboo behind it.
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Here's the real piece de resistance...

























...an old wooden wheelbarrow that has seen far better days. I'm thinking about giving it a rebuild.

New bottom, new sides, new handles, new legs...removable front perhaps so that wife number two can load and unload her plants easily.

Headlights for night work...turn signals...

Some kind of slick trick brackets to carry her garden tools in...

A removable tray if she wants to carry some yucky stuff...

How about a Honda motor to power it with...nice set of zoomie headers...full race cam...

What about the colour though...hmmm...that's a toughie...couldn't possibly be red...unless it was used in the Japanese garden. Red kind of belongs there. No...I think I would ban it from there so it would need to be something a little more quiet, classy even...

Not much to start with is there...

I'm listening...
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Keith, those are some beautiful shots and the color is totally outstanding. Did I see some Magnolia leaves in one of the photos?

The leaves are about half gone down this way but we did notice on the mountains there is a little color but not like it usually is. It usually looks like a patch quilt. We appreciate you sharing you beautiful plants and trees with us.
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You know, right after I posted I thought about pinstripes...but racing stripes would be even better.
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Keith, those are some beautiful shots and the color is totally outstanding. Did I see some Magnolia leaves in one of the photos?

The leaves are about half gone down this way but we did notice on the mountains there is a little color but not like it usually is. It usually looks like a patch quilt. We appreciate you sharing you beautiful plants and trees with us.
I don't think so Jim...I don't think there are any Magnolia's anywhere on the island here. Certainly over on Vancouver island, there's plenty. Perhaps you are looking at an arbutus leaf...I think they are somewhat similar.
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