Wednesday, November 4, 2015

All yellow...


...in the shadow of the valley of spicebush, in Inwood Hill Park.


Tulip tree leaves and spicebush mingle on the forest floor - a perfect, protecting mulch (leave the fallen leaves in your garden beds this winter; and death to leaf blowers! So noisy, so smelly).


I found the heart of the forest:


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8 comments:

  1. Beautiful. I miss New York, but especially this time of year.

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    1. You must have some nice Blue Ridge leaf action, though?

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  2. Amazingly beautiful photos - and it is amazing, that, though New York is so far from Berlin, the photos of the woods you took are so much alike those, I made this weekend and posted on my blog.

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    1. Thank you! Good to see yours, too, all the way east of us :-)

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  3. I'd love to leave the leaves, but aren't layers of leaves (especially maple leaves) perfect breeding places for slugs (which are the gardener's bane here in the Willamette Valley of Oregon)?

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    1. Hm. I suppose so, but if you have slugs I imagine they'd breed somewhere else, regardless? That is a hard call - for me I think the benefit would outweigh slug fears, but I am also not subject to such a plague and might change my tune in your gardening shoes.

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    2. Here, in MN, our leaves are not much of a problem. Apparently the earth worms that are the problem because they gobble up all the leaves. That said, I borrowed a leaf blower a week ago to blow two acres of leaves into the woods. More leaves in the woods, then, and hopefully too many for the worms to eat.

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  4. Adorable...a couple of weeks ago all the leaves of my pear tree were sulphur-yellow, they looked stunning against the crisp autumn sun

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