Fallen Leaves

Here are some photos that were taken recently at the Colac Botanic Gardens. Autumn is such a great time for photography, especially when there are deciduous trees that lose their leaves, at this time of the year.

 

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Autumn Colours

The morning started out with a heavy fog, then it became the perfect autumn day. A good day for a walk through the Botanic Gardens.

 

Claret Ash

Claret Ash,
Fraxinus oxycarpa,
“Raywoodii”, Oleaceae

Scarlet Oak

Scarlet Oak,
Quercus coccinea

Pin Oak

Pin Oak,
Quercus palustris

Pin Oak

Pin Oak,
Quercus palustris

Swamp Cypress

Swamp Cypress,
Taxodium distichum

Swamp Cypress

Swamp Cypress,
Taxodium distichum

 

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From Green to Red

On my walk through the Botanic Gardens this morning, I saw that the Manchurian Pear tree (Pyrus ussuriensis) was transitioning to autumn colours, i.e. from green to red.

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A Walk in the Gardens

Weather-wise, Easter Saturday was perfect. So while visiting the city of Hamilton in western Victoria a visit to the Botanic Gardens was a pleasant experience.

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The restored Gardener’s Cottage – Hamilton Botanic Gardens

 

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Autumn

In Australia, today (1st March) is the official start of autumn.

One of my favourite trees for autumn colour, known in Australia as the Lipstick Tree,  or October Glory (Acer rubrum). It is a native tree of North America. The following photos were taken at the Colac Botanic Gardens, over the past couple of autumns.

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Pin-cushion Hakea

The Pin-cushion Hakea (Hakea laurina) is a superb Australia Native Plant endemic to South-west Australia, however is grown widely throughout Australia and overseas.

The following photographs are of the flower of this small tree.

Pin-cushion Hakea

Pin-cushion Hakea

Meaning of the name: Hakea laurina

Hakea: after the 20th century botanist Baron von Hake.

laurina: because of the laurel like leaves.

Pin-cushion Hakea

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