My first Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day! With so much colour beginning to develop it was too good an opportunity not to miss.
Colder nights are here but no frosts yet. The leaves are colouring up for their annual display.The Virginia Creeper which needed controlling earlier in the year is now coming into it’s own with a magnificent display of colour.The Hydrangea petiolaris is having a final fling although the flower heads will stay throughout the winter.Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’ looks great at any time of year but into autumn it really singsand with the light shining through the leaves it becomes magic. One of the best shrubs/small tree for year round interest.
Hosta ‘Sun & Substance’ has still got some of its golden elegance and only a few slug holes.And Euonymus alatus Burning Bush is living up to its name.Even this Cornus alba ‘Sibirica Variegata’ is trying not to be out done before it stars in the winter with its red stems.The Mahonia is giving a display andCotinus ‘Nottcutts Variety’ looks great throughout the summer but in Autumn the dark red leaves just add to the event.Ricinus communis impala looks fantastic
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The hours have been going up as we begin to get the garden ready for winter!
Many thanks to Christina at My Hesperides Garden. She encourages all garden bloggers to look more closely at the changing tapestry of colour and structure that foliage provides.