Monday 11 October 2010

The woodland is turning color

The woodland in Laholm is now changing from dull green to bright fall colors and most trees and shrubs are turning yellow, red and orange. Even the perennials want to join the color parade. The Foam flowers, Tiarella, goes brownish orange and so does the Gillenia, while the Geranium maculatum 'Vickie Lynn' turns more bright orange red.

Nyssa sylvatica, the Tulepo tree

At the moment one small Tulepo tree, Nyssa sylvatica, is glowing clear red while others just started to convert. The Honey locusts, Gleditsia triacanthos, have already dropped most of their bright yellow leaves and the Red maples, Acer rubrum, are only in the early stage of the color explosion.

The woodland in Laholm was planted in 2008 and is a part of the city park under development. New exciting departments are added constantly, now latest an amazing spring bulb planting and next spring we are creating a European meadow with both acid and more calcareous habitats with a huge diversity of meadow plants.

Tiarella, Gillenia and Acer rubrum

Acer rubrum 'Scanlon' just outside the woodland



  1. Namaqualand and the West Coast bloom in August and September.

  2. Jättevackra bilder med lite mystik tack vare dimma.
    Ser väldigt bra ut för att bara vara 2 år gammalt.


  3. Autumn is the very beautiful time in Canada too. The colours can be bright or muted.
    Great pictures, great shots:)
    Kram Gisela

  4. Very lovely fall color! I particularly like the brilliant red of the Tulepo tree.

  5. Peter, your autumn fire in the photographs are realy wonderful. I like red and orange in autumn.