2009 Fall Color Project Wrap-up

As the official date of the beginning of winter is almost upon us it's time to say farewell to fall! What better way to say good bye to the fall of 2009 than by taking a look back at all the wonderful posts that our fellow bloggers have written about fall foliage. The weather was an issue for many who participated in the project with its effects either improving the colors or completely confusing the colors! Whatever the case, the Fall Color Project participants did a fantastic job of showing off the fall foliage around them. Let's take one more look back to see what Autumn 2009 was all about. (Please note that all the text below is from the original summaries of the individual fall color posts. I'm happy to add anyone who may have missed the 2009 Fall Color Project at any point in the future. Just take…

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Fall Colors From My Garden

The fall color may be winding down across the northern hemisphere but I still haven't showed you what autumn foliage we've seen around here in Southern Middle Tennessee. I hope you will forgive my lateness at my own entry for the Fall Color Project.  I've taken tons of pictures of our fall colors and have selected a few that are characteristic of what we've seen over the last couple weeks. If you are looking for maples check out my Plant Maples For Fall Color Post I wrote earlier in the week. And now for our fall colors! The sassafras trees were one of the first trees to begin changing for the fall. Their leaves are very interesting, not only for the fall color but for the shapes of the leaf lobes. With sassafras trees the lobes can be one two or three lobed with colors ranged form yellows to reds.…

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Fall Color Project: From the West Coast to the East

Contrary to popular belief California does have fall color, and it's pretty good too! Birches, maples, and crape myrtles all are displaying their fall show in Rebecca Sweet's garden. The view of her 'Forest Pansy' Redbud really makes me wish the fall webworms hadn't munched on mine. Take a trip to the Bay area of California to see what color is at Rebecca's blog Gossip in the Garden! The fall colors have been peaking here in Tennessee for the last several days and you can see why I like fall in Tennessee from Elizabeth's photos. Classic fall color trees like maples, sweet gum, and tulip poplars are on display turning an Autumn day into a virtual museum of art which definitely makes Life Worth Living! This time we'll venture out to East Tennessee to see what fall color Frances finds! Colorful maples among arborvitae, Euonymous europaeus, and Muhlenbergia capillaris are…

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Fall Color Project: Never Enough Fall Color

In my opinion you can never have enough fall color! Jan just posted more for us to look at and I highly recommend that you do. Photos of fall reflecting across water with hues of red, orange, and yellow blending in a perfect autumn tapestry is what you will find.  Fall is here at Thanks For 2 Day! See the most recent Fall Color Project Posts: More Autumn Art In the South A Flurry of Fall Foliage Michigan vs. Tennessee Been to Blithewold? A Walk Through Washington Trees, Shrubs, and ... Snow? It's Not All About The Trees Shining Colors on a Rainy Day A Walk Through the Park Colors of Toronto and California Wanderings From Westonbirt Arboretum to SE Pennsylvania Fall from the Write Gardener Fall Colors Peaking in Iowa Fall Colour in the UK

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Fall Color Project: More Autumn Art

Up in Michigan Joey has posted some really cool collages for the Fall Color Project. The colors from the maples and other trees around her town couldn't have been painted more vividly with any paintbrush. It's a palette of autumn color that awaits you at The Village Voice! The colors have officially reached their peak here in Tennessee. Over at Clay and Limestone Gail took some fantastic fall photos from her garden and from Percy Warner Park. Carpets of golden leaves, golden shagbark hickory trees, and sassafras are all showcasing a bright display of autumn color. The colors will soon fade to leave behind bare branches. Better look while you can! See the most recent Fall Color Project Posts: In the South A Flurry of Fall Foliage Michigan vs. Tennessee Been to Blithewold? A Walk Through Washington Trees, Shrubs, and ... Snow? It's Not All About The Trees Shining Colors…

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Fall Color Project: In the South

As yesterday we saw more and more fall color from the south in Virginia and Tennessee today brings us more proof that fall is here in the Southern U.S.. SC Gardener has fall foliage that is well worth a look! One post entitled Fall Color Isn't Just for Trees: Shrubs With Fall Leaf Color gives us a look at the fall color of several of my favorite shrubs like Oak Leaf Hydrangea, Fothergilla, and various viburnums! For a group of links to other Fall Color Spots in South Carolina check out Fall Color in South Carolina. See the most recent Fall Color Project Posts: A Flurry of Fall Foliage Michigan vs. Tennessee Been to Blithewold? A Walk Through Washington Trees, Shrubs, and ... Snow? It's Not All About The Trees Shining Colors on a Rainy Day A Walk Through the Park Colors of Toronto and California Wanderings From Westonbirt Arboretum…

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Fall Color Project: A Flurry of Foliage

Today was one of those days when everyone decided to have a great idea at once, post about fall colors! Unfortunately I've been working all day on the greenhouse and have just now been able to update the project. Better late than never right?We'll start today's flurry of fall foliage posts in the order they were received!The first stop today is to see a canopy of golden foliage at Catherine's garden. On her blog, A Gardener in Progress, her maple trees are shining with some of the greatest colors I've seen in a tree. I really think you could match it, but never beat it! The last picture is a classic one of fall, arching branches laden with golden leaves and a blue sky in the background.Your next stop is to Virginia and the garden blog of Racquel, The Perennial Gardener! Racquel has prepared a neat slide show of fall…

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Fall Color Project: Michigan vs. Tennessee

Nope we aren't talking football here but fall foliage! Monica the Garden Faerie has posted some fantabulous fall foliage! She also happens to have many of my favorite shrubs in her garden including fothergilla, Red Twig Dogwood, viburnums, and smokebush. I would be right at home in her garden, except or the whole Michigan cold weather thing! Go pay Monica a visit and see some of the great autumn foliage her garden has to offer. Tina at In the Garden is the first in Tennessee to show off her fall colors! Dogwoods, camellias, and a really neat Korean maple have begun the fall leaf change in her garden. Bradford pears are turning bright red while her serviceberry (which is a good replacement for Bradford Pears) is turning a beautiful golden yellow. Come see what fall color is like here in Tennessee! See the most recent Fall Color Project Posts: Been…

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Fall Color Project: Been to Blithewold?

If you haven't been to Blithewold lately you are missing out on a bunch of beautiful fall foliage! Kris just recently put a post up with all sorts of foliage perfection but it's the Katsura photo that has me trying to figure out where to put one in our yard! Full moon Japanese maples, sourwood, and even large leaved hostas get into the autumn act. See the most recent Fall Color Project Posts: A Walk Through Washington Trees, Shrubs, and ... Snow? It's Not All About The Trees Shining Colors on a Rainy Day A Walk Through the Park Colors of Toronto and California Wanderings From Westonbirt Arboretum to SE Pennsylvania Fall from the Write Gardener Fall Colors Peaking in Iowa Fall Colour in the UK

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Fall Color Project: A Walk Through Washington

Tatyana took a walk through her town in Washington to bring us fall color. Along the way she found some spectacular images of fall in the Pacific Northwest. I envy their ability to grow Japanese maples so successfully in that region. Birches, maples, evergreens and the Olympic Mountains all have their place in Tatyana's fall photos! See the most recent Fall Color Project Posts: Canadian Colour Trees, Shrubs, and ... Snow? It's Not All About The Trees Shining Colors on a Rainy Day A Walk Through the Park Colors of Toronto and California Wanderings From Westonbirt Arboretum to SE Pennsylvania Fall from the Write Gardener Fall Colors Peaking in Iowa Fall Colour in the UK

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