This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
When in Edinburgh, a week or two ago, I noticed several trees, in the Botanic Gardens there, remarkable for their handsomely-colored leaves. A Pavia flava and one or two others were bright orange in color, relieved here and there by great splashes of vermilion and russet. The Sugar Maple (Accr sac-charinum) and the Scotch Laburnum were also beautifully colored, but the handsomest of all were the Liquidambars, some branches of which were literally crimson and gold. Such vivid colors intermixed with deep green-leaved Oaks, Conifers, and Planes, are strikingly effective, and should not be overlooked by planters.- F. W. B. in Garden.