honey suckle

honey suckle



Late November is the best season of autumn colours in our area.  Pictures below were shot in our garden and neighbourhood.

At the center of  our garden, Benthamidia japonica has grown so high.  It is extremely showy when in bloom, but what appear to be four-petalled white flowers are actually bracts spread open below the cluster of inconspicuous yellow-green flowers. The fruit is a spherical pink to red compound berry 2–3 cm in diameter, and is edible, a sweet and delicious addition to the tree's ornamental value. Its leaves shows beautiful red autumn color.

Benthamidia japonica

Trachelospermum asiaticum in front of the brick wall
Every weekday morning, we take a walk up to the hill top and then down to our kitchen garden.  There are so many beautiful autumn colors along the route.

Miscanthus sinensis
Acer palmatum is the most popular in Japanese gardens because of its beautiful green leaves in spring and summer, and especially its stunning red colour in autumn.
Acer palmatum

Enkianthus perulatus is popular as a hedge plant, because of not only the small white bell-shaped flowers in spring but beautiful autumn colour.

Mt Kaya and Enkianthus perulatus

Leaves of Japanese ivy become yellow at first and pure red at last.
Japanese Ivy and the Hikitsu Bay
Triadica sebifera is common and popular in parks and streets.  Contrast of red leaves and white berries is beautiful in autumn.
 Triadica sebifera
Toxicodendron succedaneum is native in Japan, and its fruits are utilized for making Japanese candles.  Its red color of the leaves is remarkably pure.
Toxicodendron succedaneum

Clerodendrum trichotomum is a native shrub, growing 3–6 metres. Its berries are ornamental.

Berries of Clerodendrum trichotomum


On weekends, we often stay in our garden, and if the climate is calm, we enjoy reading books/magazines and drinking tea.

Blue purple flowers of Melastomataceae are blooming now.

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