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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
Small beauty hath my unsung flower,
For spring to own or summer hail;
But, in the season’s saddest hour,
To skies that weep and winds that wail
Its glad surprisals never fail.
O days grown cold! O life grown old
No rose of June may bloom again;
But, like the hazel’s twisted gold,
Through early frost and latter rain
Shall hints of summer-time remain.
"Leaf-fall, in these October days, represents one of the major landmarks of the year. It marks the end of the time of growth, the end - for the deciduous trees - of chlorophyll-making, the end of the green months, the coming of the great change to the predominantly gray and white months. On the wet woodland trails of this day, we have the feeling of walking a ridgetop between the seasons.”
Edwin Way Teale, from A Walk Through the Year.