Saturday, November 20, 2010

Fall on the Farm

View north from the farm with Tecolotito water tower in background.

Below the jump are some additional photos of the farm showing fall color.  The Cottonwood (Populus fremontii) and most other trees on the farm that change foliage color in the fall go from green to yellow.  Woodbine aka Rocky  Mountain Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus inserta aka P. vitacea) is the only farm plant with leaves that turn red.  Unfortunately, the leaves already turned color and dropped before photos were taken.  [Note to Dad: take pictures next year.]

To round out the farm color palate, my folks plan to add more trees and bushes that turn oranges and reds and/or have colorful berries or stems in the fall and winter.  Examples include Chinese Pistache (Pistacia chinensis), Bigtooth Maple (Acer grandidentatum aka A. saccharum grandidentatum), Redtwig Dogwood (Cornus stolonifera aka C. sericea), Smoth Sumac (Rhus glabra), Burning Bush aka Winged Euonymus (Euonymus alatus), Firethorn (Pyrocantha), and Cotoneaster.

middle section of the farm

cottonwood by the acequia

cottonwoods in foreground; Tecolotito in the background

more cottonwoods

again with the cottonwoods

yet another cottonwood

looking down the farm driveway

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