Cemeteries in New England were often planted with maple trees and thus make very colorful spots in the fall.Read More
There’s nothing more satisfying than stumbling across a few hidden ponds while out searching for good foliage shots. The beautiful backcountry of New Hampshire never ceases to amaze!
A row of maples in a wet area at the foot of Crotched Mountain in Francestown, New Hampshire begin to turn color before many of the surrounding trees located on drier land.
After the “swamp maples’ turn their bright red in late September or early October, one of the first patches of true autumn color in our area happens with these ancient maples along an old gravel road that winds between houses and barns, some being older than the trees themselves.
Rhus typhina, our native Staghorn Sumac simply loves the edges of pastures. To say it is a volunteer under these conditions is an understatement. It leads the charge. I remember when we first moved to the farm, I spent a great part of the first year clearing very large Staghorn Sumacs that had suckered and were marching toward the center of the pasture from every edge. The beauty of the plant, however, has not been lost on breeders who have developed a number of cultivars for the garden including the show stopping Rhus Typhina ‘Tiger Eyes’ (below).