Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Fall Color in Mississippi

Crepe myrtle
Red leaves on tall oak tree, green crepe myrtle on the right

Last blooms on the penta

Nandina loaded with berries
South Mississippi is a riot of color--yellows, oranges, reds, and every shade in between. Our crepe myrtles had green leaves just two weeks ago--see them in the picture of the tall red tree. Today they are brilliant yellows and reds. The nandina bushes are heavy with red berries, just ready to bring into the house for holiday decorations. Of course, we have pine cones available all year, with a thick carpet of pine needles on the grass--which needs to be raked into the azalea beds to serve as mulch over the winter.

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