Autumn in the garden

A little on the colder side - but warm coloured leaves abound

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."
- Albert Camus

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    Cercis siliquastrum

    The Judas Tree

    It may not be sporting the pink flowers of Spring but our Judas Tree is just as pretty in Autumn.

    There is a long-standing myth that Judas Iscariot hanged himself from a tree of this species. This belief is related to the common name "Judas tree", which is possibly a corrupted derivation from the French common name, Arbre de Judée, meaning tree of Judea, referring to the hilly regions of that country where the tree used to be common.

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    Juglans nigra

    Black Walnut

    Black walnut gets its name from both its dark timber and dark brown to black bark. All walnut trees (Juglans species) produce edible seeds (known commonly as nuts), but those of black walnut are notoriously difficult to extract from their husks; it is the common walnut, Juglans regia, that is cultivated commercially for its nuts.

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    Crocus speciosus

    Large Autmumn Crocus.

    Autumn Flowering Crocuses give a boost to the fading Autumn garden. When colours leach from the cooling earth Autumn Crocuses provide that special something. Their colours range from pure white through soft lilac to deep purple.

    Crocus speciosus, with common name Bieberstein's crocus, is a species of flowering plant in the genus Crocus of the family Iridaceae. The plant is native to northern and central Turkey, the Caucasus, northern Iran, Crimea.