More Autumn Augury
A Vine Maple (Acer circinatum) begins to show its fall colors. This Northwest native doesn't get much respect, but it is a versatile addition to the landscape. It can be a small-scale tree or a shrub and will be attractive year-around. Team it up with ferns, small Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Evergreen Huckleberry and some big stones for a Northwest look. Meanwhile, a Japanese Maple (A. palmatum 'Osakazuki') is decorated with clusters of winged seeds called samaras.