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READER PHOTOS! Eamonn’s garden in Oregon

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Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Eamonn Hughes

Today’s photos are from Eamonn Hughes in Wilsonville, Oregon. He says, “Fall has certainly arrived in the Pacific Northwest with some hard frosts already under our belts. I thought I would share with you and with your
readers, some images I have taken of my garden and my pond showing the beauty of the fall color.” Gorgeous, Eamonn–thanks so much!

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Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Eamonn Hughes

Tomorrow I’ll post another shot from Eamonn’s garden. It’s very cute…with a sinister twist… OK, perhaps not sinister, but it’s certainly a dose of food-chain reality!

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Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Eamonn Hughes
2 WAYS TO ENLARGE!Click directly on the photo to enlarge in a pop-up, or click HERE to see this image, larger, in a new browser window.
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Eamonn Hughes
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Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Eamonn Hughes
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  1. Plantcraze 11/08/2011

    ABSOLUTELY breath taking!Love the reflections in the water!

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    meander_michaele 11/08/2011

    Oh, my goodness...so very, very beautiful. It look like Eamonn, along with Mother Nature, has created heaven on earth.
    What are the flaming red tipped bushes behind the white bird?

  3. trashywoman62 11/08/2011

    Some awesome fall colors. The red japanese maple (?) near the water is huge!!

    meander1,

    I think the scarlet red stems behind the bird are Salix alba britzensis, a willow which is kept as a bush and very nondescript during the summer but the branches turn a brillant red in the fall if you cut them back severely every 2 years. If you look closely at the larger photo you will see a stump from which all the new branches grow. They stay red all winter and look wonderful in winter arrangements outside. Easy to propagate for additional plants too! Just stick in wet soil and wait for roots. I put mine in a pot of sand in my pond to keep them wet until they root.

  4. gottagarden 11/08/2011

    Fabulous fall color! I had no idea it could be so colorful in the fall in the PNW, I thought the Northeast had the corner on that. Wonderful combinations.

  5. tractor1 11/08/2011

    Spectacular fall foliage!

    How does one send in pictures?

    How does one add a picture to their thumbnail?

  6. addingtongarden 11/08/2011

    Absolutely stunning fall colors! Your garden looks so peaceful and relaxing. Postcard quality photo's! The reflections in the water are magical!

  7. Vespasia 11/08/2011

    Just stunning, what an incredible garden, I'm jealous. Fall is such a beautiful, if sad time, I think. Your garden expresses it perfectly, congratulations on all your hard work and thank you for sharing and inspiring us all.

  8. Wife_Mother_Gardener 11/08/2011

    Beautiful! Wonderful uses for the trees, bushes and grasses of the season. The good design really lets all of these plants shine. Great job!

    And what a lovely Monet bridge!! Perfect setting too.

  9. sheilaschultz 11/08/2011

    WOW... lucky you to be surrounded by such beauty!

  10. Joyce70 11/08/2011

    Absolutely magnificant. What wonderful use of light in the photography.

  11. Uisce 11/08/2011

    Hi meader1,The red stems are of Cornus stolonifera 'Mid Winter Fire' I cut it back every February and am rewarded with this magnificent display through the following winter. The picture above this one is of the same plant with the golden fall leaves. The bird is an occasional visitor to my garden and is an egret.

  12. Uisce 11/08/2011

    Oops, as I posted I realized that it is a Cornus sanguinea
    not stolonifera

  13. tractor1 11/08/2011

    Spectacular color explosion... watching fall foliage is my favorite gardening chore.

  14. marciaelaine 11/08/2011

    How absolutely gorgeous, what colors

  15. pattyspencer 11/11/2011

    Stunning colors!

  16. heatherb88 01/30/2012

    This is absolutely gorgeous! Did you go to landscape design school to learn this? Those colors are stunning and the water is breathtaking. Thank you for sharing!

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