iconic mushroom that likes various deciduous and evergreen trees in a symbiotic relationship, preferably pinus (pine) and betula (birch)
pelargonium x hortorum geranium
personally not my favorite annuals as their colors can be too bright (although great on Swiss chalet balconies...) but as autumn arrives on some varieties the leaves turn dark red and they blend in more natural with the other striking colors of fall
populus tremula European aspen
not to be confused with populus tremuloides - quaking aspen that is native to the cooler areas in North America
the European aspen can be found anywhere in Europe in areas with cool summers
these ones were seen in Valais (CH)
callicarpa bodinieri beauty berry this is the season where this shrub shows its beauty: purple berries that look almost unreal
hypericum st johns wort semi-evergreen shrub that produces red berries next to its yellow flowers in autumn
late october was harvest time in our 'petite' vineyard
we had to wait till the grapes had achieved sufficient sugar content
(minimally 65 degrees oechsle was required)
our first real harvest amounted to 86 kg of chasselas grapes...
Lavaux's gold ...
ricinus communis 'sanguineus' castor bean
tropical perennial that was grown here locally as an annual
bright red seed capsules burgundy leaves
asters typical flowers of late autumn!
short or tall.. white, yellow, and any color pink, red or purple...
they prefer full sun and well-drained soil.
our chasselas grapes were brought to the local cooperation who produce various wines on behalf of the smaller vineyards in our area