Fall Color

San Francisco’s mild climate has been true to form this fall, with recent warm and sunny November days. Even though we’re lacking red and yellow autumn leaves, the garden has both bright colors and muted tones. Fuchsias in the first 2 photos enjoy our cool, foggy climate. It’s no wonder we always have some in bloom. In the third photo, this succulent doesn’t have flowers at the moment, but its leaves make a great blossom substitute.

Fuchsia flowersFuchsia flowersSucculent

We have a 2-story-tall Yucca tree in the back garden that blooms reliably in the fall. Dozens of large, bell-shaped flowers emerge above its large, pointed leaves, making the Yucca even a little taller.

Yucca flowers and leavesYucca flowers and leaves

Our downstairs neighbor George has added some great color to the garden with wonderful yellow roses. Up on the deck, a light pink Mandevilla blooms with muted hues. It all goes to show that fall colors come in many forms.

Yellow roseYellow roseMandevilla flowers

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5 Comments on “Fall Color”

  1. Joy Blake Says:

    Marvelous photos! I love the color on the fuscias, and the yellow rose

  2. Cherie Says:

    That fuschia color combo looks really cool. I’m going to have to hunt that one down for my garden.

  3. Rita Davis Says:

    Nice shots. I’ve never seen Yuca flowers before.

  4. Wendy K Says:

    I love that yellow rose!

  5. dave88 Says:

    great article & pics