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Fall gems at the Leach Botanical Garden

Friday 23 October 2009 - Filed under Gardens + Plants

I headed out to the Leach Botanical Garden last weekend, hoping to catch my favorite katsura in the process of turning gold and releasing the fragrance of burnt sugar, but I was a little late, the leaves had mostly dropped already. It was perfect timing for little jewels – further proof that the party isn’t over when the skies transition from relentlessly to sunny to solid silver. I don’t have an ID for most of these so I’ll just the the photos speak for themselves.

mystery plant

mystery plant


fern spores


mystery plant


2009-10-23  »  megan

Talkback x 4

  1. Jane
    23 October 2009 @ 11:03 am

    You’ve captured the jeweled essence of fall, Megan.
    These are beautiful photos. What a timely reminder to look closely at what the garden has to offer at this time of year. I haven’t been to Leach in forever…thanks for the nudge.

  2. Loree/danger garden
    23 October 2009 @ 4:09 pm

    Love the photos and this is just what I needed to get us to finally visit Leach! Oh and THANK YOU for the positive spin on grey, from now on they are silver skies! I love it. Just what I needed to hear as I am dreading the return from the sun (more on that later) to the silver….

  3. ricki - sprig to twig
    26 October 2009 @ 2:57 pm

    Your laser vision has zeroed in on the gems…what great photos. Thanks!

  4. Kate
    26 October 2009 @ 6:18 pm

    Gorgeous fall photographs. Love the lighting. The berry colours are beautiful.