Tree Following October 2015 – Both trees

Liz’s Stewartia

Here in Lexington, Kentucky following a rather dry period it’s been dreary with intermittent showers to start October off.  The Stewartia leaves are now changing colour giving it an autumnal look. I’m hoping that before they drop they’ll provide an en masse display of colour.  I’m also wondering what the white splodges are on the leaves. In the right hand-hand picture green lichen can be seen on the bark.

Liz's Stewartia Oct'15 - 1     Liz's Stewartia Oct'15 - 2

My usual thanks to Mike for letting me guest post, and to Lucy for hosting Tree Following.

A Fig Tree

Dying leaves & ripening figs


Taking a look at this tree last week I wondered if any of the figs had ripened enough to eat but I’ve not seen Trevor to ask him.


Golden yellow fig tree leaf

That apart it’s noticeable how the the leaves are now changing colour from glossy green to golden yellow as they die back prior to dropping.


See Lucy’s Tree Following post (link above) for details of what this is all about, and this one for links to other Tree Following posts for this month.

Have a good weekend!

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18 Responses to Tree Following October 2015 – Both trees

  1. VP says:

    Hi Flighty – our fig trees look like they’re at around the same stage this autumn. Your figs don’t quite look ripe enough yet. They go soft when they’re ready.

  2. Awesome update and thank you for sharing and have a blessed day

  3. Liz says:

    Well, your fig is looking a lot prettier than my Stewartia! The leaves and fruit on the fig say “autumn” to me. The Stewartia says “yuck”!!! Thanks, Mike, for posting my tree pictures. Thanks, Lucy.

  4. Jo says:

    Both trees have taken on an autumnal look now. I have a Silver Birch in my front garden and it’s dropping its leaves all over the drive. Winter’s not far away.

  5. Chloris says:

    Autumn is here with both your trees. Perhaps the figs need a bit more sun.

  6. nikkipolani says:

    Ah! Two tree-followings in one. Fall here often looks like Liz’s tree — turning brown without too much time in any of the other pretty shades of autumn. Raking the fig tree’s leaves must be pretty easy with its huge leaves!

  7. snowbird says:

    Interesting to see both trees. I hope you do manage to eat those figs soon!xxx

  8. Great info, this was really useful, I am trying to grow more of my own food and be more sustainable.

  9. I always love to see lichen on a tree! And that yellow on the fig leaves is gorgeous Flighty, so golden.

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