Week in Pictures 11/9/2014

What a nice fall it's been here at Threefold Farm! We didn't have our first frost until November and we've had a string of warm, sunny days this week. That said, the long range forecast shows that winter is well on its way and so we're busy doing fall chores and relishing this last bit of warmth. The Japanese maples are one of the last trees to change color here and they've been changing all shades of fiery red, orange, and bright yellow. We hope to eventually make some of these trees part of our offerings here in subsequent years. Enjoy the photos below!

 A gingko's beautiful yellow leaves against a bright blue sky

A gingko's beautiful yellow leaves against a bright blue sky

 The kousa dogwood shows off its beautiful leaves and contrasting bark

The kousa dogwood shows off its beautiful leaves and contrasting bark

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 Lettuce and other greens shrug off frosts and light freezes.

Lettuce and other greens shrug off frosts and light freezes.

 Fresh spinach is exceptional in fall and winter, plus the insect pressure is lower too. Spinach has proven very hardy for us, surviving down to -5F under snow cover or cold frames.

Fresh spinach is exceptional in fall and winter, plus the insect pressure is lower too. Spinach has proven very hardy for us, surviving down to -5F under snow cover or cold frames.

 Persimmons hang like little ornaments waiting to be picked. I'm told that these will hang even on into December like this.

Persimmons hang like little ornaments waiting to be picked. I'm told that these will hang even on into December like this.