ARS Tasmania Newsletter – May 2015

  • Date: 10th February 2016

IN MY GARDEN by Lesley Gillanders

We may think the garden is going to sleep for the winter but there is much activity going on both above and below the ground. The deciduous shrubs and trees are looking lovely with their autumn colours as they stop producing chlorophyll for their leaves and we are left with yellow, gold, red or orange on various plants before they gradually fall to make a colourful carpet through the
garden.

Acer henryi which Ken planted less than three years ago is now nearly 3m high and turned a lovely orange before fading to deep yellow. It is right in the top corner of the garden and I can see it from the kitchen window. The golden Metasequoia gyptostroboides 'Gold Rush' is nearby but has a featured position in its own little round bed in the lawn. At present it is a lovely golden colour and is
slowly turning to a rich russet colour before the foliage falls away.

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