|Dogwood (red-orange foliage)|
|Japanese maples (center)|
Junipers were looking good this autumn. Perhaps it was the moist summer that has given them their healthy glow. I’ve noticed in past years they have been more dried out with drought conditions. There are many species of juniper from both the old world and the New World. They are members of the cypress (Cupressaceae) family.
We have a rare mock-orange (Philadelphus 'Burfordensis’) bush located next to the west garage entrance. Another nearby out-of-the-ordinary plant growing nearby the weeping cherries, a cotoneaster is a relative of the aforementioned hawthorn.
I look forward to making frequent trips to the garden when it is covered with frost and snow, and when the buds start appearing in the springtime.
We would like to thank Edward Walters and Hubert J. Steed for their essay and photographs, respectively.