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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Dec 12, 2015 12:42 PM CST
Going out again to rake up more Houston Snow.
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Dec 12, 2015 3:16 PM CST
This gives a whole new meaning to "Don't eat yellow snow!". Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Dec 12, 2015 3:31 PM CST
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Dec 12, 2015 3:32 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Name: Lynne
Houston, TX. Zone 9b (Zone 9b)
Enjoys or suffers hot summers I helped beta test the first seed swap
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LynneHTx
Dec 12, 2015 3:49 PM CST
Its quite windy right now. Am hoping my snow blows into the neighbors yard!
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Dec 12, 2015 4:35 PM CST
Cheryl,

Those look like leaves from a Chinese tallow tree?
Donald
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
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ShadyGreenThumb
Dec 12, 2015 5:24 PM CST
Yes @Donald. What others call a "Trash Tree" we have kept the volunteer trimmed up. It has rewarded us with beautiful color in the fall, leaf mulch in the beds, and nice shade in the summer. We generously share leaves with our neighbors, too @lynne as they do with us. It makes for a nice mulch mix in the flower beds. Others just bag them up. Shame on them!
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Dec 12, 2015 5:31 PM CST
Tallow trees and poison ivy are pretty much our only fall color. Beggars can't be choosers.
Porkpal
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Dec 12, 2015 5:33 PM CST
We have one in the back forest that was gorgeous red. I can see it through the green trees! Mine don't get red cuz they get too much nitrogen from the lawn fertilizer, I think?
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Name: Audrey
Central Texas (Zone 8a)
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Esperanza
Dec 13, 2015 11:54 AM CST
porkpal said:Tallow trees and poison ivy are pretty much our only fall color. Beggars can't be choosers.


Rolling on the floor laughing that's funny! I have been pretending my sumacs are maples

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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Dec 13, 2015 3:00 PM CST
Bradford Pears just down the street from me. Were much prettier before the overnight rain, but, of course, I was too lazy to get a photograph then, wasn't I. Whistling Hilarious!

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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Dec 13, 2015 5:02 PM CST
Best plants for color in my part of the world are Virginia Creeper, sumac and Red Oak for reds. Elms for yellow and, for autumn golds, oranges, the Blackjack oaks and an occasional Post Oak. The latter two oaks are variable and unreliable. Sometimes they skip color and go straight to brown :smily:. I've considered trying to grow sumacs in the yard just to get the autumn color.
Donald
Name: Audrey
Central Texas (Zone 8a)
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Esperanza
Dec 13, 2015 6:06 PM CST
Sumac and red oak eye candy and the native Texas mist flower is blooming, so imagine these pictures with that scent and a fresh rain smell. I just took these photos today as the sun was setting.


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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Dec 13, 2015 6:18 PM CST
Beautiful vistas. Lovey dubby
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
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needrain
Dec 13, 2015 6:22 PM CST
Great photos, Audrey. You must be a bit warmer than here. After this week, the trees have dropped their leaves or, in the case of those that will hang on to them until next spring, just turned brown. Mostly bare limbs now. Sumac really is a bright one.
Donald
Name: Audrey
Central Texas (Zone 8a)
Organic Gardener Keeper of Poultry Keeps Horses Butterflies Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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Esperanza
Dec 13, 2015 6:48 PM CST
Thank you Donald. I really have been enjoying the sumac. We removed all the cedar on the top 5 acres and they just started popping up everywhere. At first I was concerned about their invasive nature but the benefits I have seen with the birds has been nothing short of amazing. The ones in view from our windows are a real joy to see the birds come and feast on the berries in the winter. Plus it a valuable source of highly concentrated vitamin C.
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Dec 13, 2015 6:54 PM CST

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Looks like fire! Love the photos.
Name: Audrey
Central Texas (Zone 8a)
Organic Gardener Keeper of Poultry Keeps Horses Butterflies Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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Esperanza
Dec 13, 2015 7:07 PM CST
Thank you Sandi! They are pretty colorful. So they really fit right at home with my bold colored gardens. Green Grin!

Some years are better than others with leaf color, but the conditions were just right this season. We got just barley nipped with freeze for a very short time. It was only enough to burn the tips of a few cannas.
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
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ShadyGreenThumb
Dec 13, 2015 8:22 PM CST
Pretty colors, Everyone. @Debra We used to have a pair of Bradfird Pears out front that gave us glorious color in the falll and beautiful flowers come spring. Lightening strikes took them both out!
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
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needrain
Dec 13, 2015 8:28 PM CST
ShadyGreenThumb said::..................... We used to have a pair of Bradfird Pears out front that gave us glorious color in the falll and beautiful flowers come spring. Lightening strikes took them both out!

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