Tree following, November 2017

Liz’s Tulip poplar…Over in Lexington, Kentucky the leaves on Liz’s tree have now changed from green to golden-yellow then brown and started dropping.

All three colours can be seen in the above picture, providing plenty of interest.

Flighty’s Dogwood….The leaves on this tree are changing to yellow and dropping. As you can see the flowers that I mentioned last month have gone.

Once bare the red stems will be visible, which are a notable feature of dogwoods.

Our thanks to Pat, The Squirrelbasket,  for hosting Tree following.

Have a good weekend!


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20 Responses to Tree following, November 2017

  1. Jo says:

    I think dogwoods come into their own at this time off year when the leaves drop and their stunning stems are showing. There’s a fabulous display at Harlow Carr.

  2. karen says:

    I’ve got a bright red Cornus westonbirt right in front of my office window. I’m watching some little bluetits hopping about in there looking for grubs. We need cheerful colourful stems over the winter. Behind it is a cornus midwinter flame which is bright orange at the moment it keeps its leaves longer than the westonbirt. Thanks for sharing your photos too. All the best. Karen xx

  3. snowbird says:

    I love the dogwood stems at this time of the

  4. Liz says:

    I wonder if your dogwood (Cornus) is what we refer to as “red twig” dogwood here? It adds to the winter landscape with its red stems. Very nice.

  5. You have changed your marigold header! Very autumnal! X

  6. Caro says:

    There is a hugely overgrown dogwood in the estate gardens here. It really needs to be cut back as it’s never been maintained but the top branches look fabulous at the moment – deep red stems with blue-white berries, just lovely. I think that one of the dogwoods is Cornus sanguinea (just stems at the mo) while the other, with leaves and berries, is Cornus alba sibirica. Whatever .. it’s a lovely plant for the winter! Have a good weekend, Flighty – I’m making the most of a rare bit of sunshine today! Caro xx

  7. Dogwood season. That’s always good news

  8. The foliage colour of both is so attractive!
    But something has just occurred to me about the tulip poplar – in an earlier post you called it a Liriodendron tulipifera, but now I look closely at the leaves I’m wondering if it is actually a Liriodendron chinense? The Chinese tulip tree is actually much prettier and smaller with the leaves much more indented – like yours. Just wondering, as I have seen both species here in Cardiff parks…
    All the best 🙂

    • Flighty says:

      Pat it sure is. That’s interesting about which variety Liz’s tulip poplar is and I wonder if she can possibly confirm which it is.
      Thanks, and to you too. xx

    • Liz says:

      Pat, I got the tulip tree as a freebie at our State arboretum. The Liriodendron tulipifera is the State tree of Kentucky, so I would hope they handed out the native variety! You are probably more knowledgeable than me about the varieties. I may have to take a leaf to the local Horticultural Extension Office for verification. Liz

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  10. I’m going to find it hard to get the balance right on my allotment. Lots of people have flowers but vegetables are where it’s at. I’d like a dogwood. Perhaps I could work towards a small conventional garden where I can sit beside the ‘field’ of veg. (Lots of wishful thinking and long-term dreams going on here!)

    • Flighty says:

      Lucy I’m sure you will but it may take a few years, as it did for me. My plot is my garden but I rarely sit in it. That sounds good to me so happy pondering and plotting. xx

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