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Selected from the many species in, or historical to, the Garden.
Link on name goes to more information and photos of this plant.
A look at our only deciduous conifer. Article
When woods begin to wear the crimson leaf,
And suns grow meek, and the meek suns grow brief
And the year smiles as it draws near its death.
Wind of the sunny south! oh, still delay
In the gay woods and in the golden air,
Like to a good old age released from care,
Journeying, in long serenity, away.
In such a bright, late quiet, would that I
Might wear out life like thee, 'mid bowers and brooks
And dearer yet, the sunshine of kind looks,
And music of kind voices ever nigh;
"Beyond a doubt October is the finest month of the year. The direct and blazing rays of the summer sun now slant only warmly upon the earth, the cool nights are refreshing and have put an end to insects. The temperature promotes steadiness of weather, when lovely golden days and clear nights are likely to follow one another, and already there is a hint of the change to take place. The glories of sunrise and again the glow of sunset intensify the scarlet and yellow tints of the leaves.”
Former Curator Martha Crone, 1962