Tuesday, October 13, 2009
The Most Beautiful Thing in the Yard
Maples are gorgeous in the Autumn, but poison sumac takes the cake! There is a special place in my heart for this one, which looms over our rear lawn.
In full sun they go through the entire spectrum of Autumn leaf colors, including a shade of purple, and the individual branches seem to run on their own schedules. This small tree looks like it is throwing itself a party.
In the understory of the woods, however, they stay a more humble yellow.