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Fall Colors

An early morning sight not typically seen by visitors at the Garden, unless you arrive really early; the Great Lawn blanketed in frost.

Even if they aren't here early enough to catch this morning scene, visitors can still appreciate the fabulous fall color exhibited throughout the various gardens. The Japanese Garden is a riot of colored tranquility surrounding a lake of glass in the cool calmness of the morning.


Trees in the Japanese maple grove offer a variety of reds and golds


Leaves on the Crepe Myrtles surrounding the Iris Garden can’t seem to make up their mind which color suits them best

Crepe Myrtles

And surprise, surprise, Iris in bloom in November!

These repeat blooming (remonant) iris, planted by the Iris Society, come in almost every color and provide an extra season of bloom, although there is no guarantee of a fall showing.

Bald Cypress displays a soft rust-peach color at the Pond Out Back in my Big Backyard and…whoa!  Are those really icicles at Rain Drop Stop?

More like “lightcicles” as the Garden prepares to welcome families to “Snowy Nights,” an extravaganza of lights and nightly activities opening the day after Thanksgiving.

Come for the color...stay for the show!

Posted by wendy robson at 3:02 PM


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