Walking around the Berkeley Botanic Garden the other day in the midst of the sea of green punctuated with bright fall orange and red colors was the perfect antidote to the Minnesota blahs (perpetual gray weather right now). Like many Botanic Gardens, this one showcases vegetation of various regions of the world with a variety of plantings. But since the current climate dictated “fall”, each region exhibited some colorful plants –perfect for getting in the upcoming holiday mood.
This beavertail cactus in the southwestern desert region displayed more fruits than the number of ornaments on the typical Christmas tree. How about this decoration for your living room?
Even the birds seemed to like posing in the colorful foliage.
I think lack of color in the northern temperate winter is one of the hardest things about living in the snow country.