Six on Saturday: Not Flowers

Six on Saturday, hosted by The Propagator. This week: colourful “blooms” that aren’t flowers; all photos taken in New Hampshire in the last two weeks.

bunchberry (Cornus canadensis), and a mushroom, like clustered jewels, 24 Oct 2019
Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum ‘Pictum’) and Rodgersia (Rodgersia aesculifolia) in my garden, 19 Oct. 2019
Indian cucumber root (Medeola virginiana) foliage and berries,15 Oct. 2019
Sedum selskianum ‘Spirit’ in my garden, 16 Oct. 2019
fallen branch of a ginkgo tree (Ginkgo biloba), Concord, NH, 25 Oct. 2019
a whole forest floor of leafy flowers, 15 Oct 2019


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  1. Wonderful colour. I love that particular yellow of ginko leaves during this time of year. In a local park, the ginko is planted btwn 2 pines so the yellow nearly glows. Is that painted fern blue all year round or is this its autumn colouring? Love it w/the rodgersia.

    1. The painted fern is blueish always. I may have blued it up a bit extra 😄 Love ginkgos but rarely see them around here at all. Would look great among pines, or blue spruces.

  2. That first picture is great. It takes a minute to recognize. They look like made up cartoon flowers from the 1970s. The last picture is my favorite though. Such color is uncommon for us. Ginkgo seems to color well everywhere, even in Southern California.

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