I love the Dandening Ranges at this time of year.
This glowing maple isn’t from my garden but, with a swathe of white Japanese windflowers at its feet, I just had to stop and take a photograph.
Note to self: plant a maple; but think about which autumn colour I like best – yellow, orange, red, even purple. And go choose one now while I can choose one that I really love – while it’s showing off its handsome autumn plumage, so to speak. Yamina Rare Plants is still the best place for choosing from a great range of Acer species and hybrids.
Jill Weatherhead is horticulturist, garden designer and principal at Jill Weatherhead Garden Design who lives in the Dandenong Ranges east of Melbourne, (www.jillweatherhead.com.au)