Thursday, October 27, 2011

Buds, Berries and Leaves: Color and The High Line

Pretty sure these are next year's flowers, just beautiful buds right now on a deciduous native azalea. There aren't plant signs at The High Line, but you can find their plant list online. The buds remind me a lot of the Swamp Azalea (Rhododendron viscosum) in the bed right outside of Native Flora at Brooklyn Botanic and I wouldn't be surprised if it is that species. (It is on the plant list)

An almost unreal display of berries on the Harlequin Glorybower (Clerodendrum trichotomum, Asian origin).

And the bright orange leaves on a cutleaf Sumac. A garden is never just about the flowers, and in the fall and in a place like The High Line, that's incredibly easy to see. It's almost time to start focusing on buds again and the beauty beyond the blooms, a good project to take me through a cold winter.


flwrjane said...

Beyond beautiful...almost beyond nature.

xo Jane

sarah said...

FlowerJane, you and I think very much alike. I could stare at that star arrangement of buds a long time, and the Harlequin berries are jaw-dropping. Wow.

Sweetgum Thursday said...

Agreed. Totally Far Out.