This is my first offering for Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day. It’s hosted by Christina at My Hesperides Garden. She’s encouraging all garden bloggers to look more closely at the changing tapestry of colour and structure that foliage provides.
I’m posting from Mississippi, so the foliage pictures include Agave (I don’t know if their fleshy leaves count!), Acer, Nandina and Ginko. I only just caught the neighbour’s Ginko in time: a day or so afterwards, the wonderful, yellow leaves all fell down together and we found them next morning, lying beneath the tree like a discarded robe.
It’s out of season, but Christina’s meme made me think of how rosarians are often fascinated by the emerging leafy green foliage as they wait for each season’s new blooms to open. I tweeted a link to this Japanese garden blog earlier in the year because I was so captivated by the simplicity of Paper Moon’s pictures of lush, new rose foliage. Though I can’t understand the text, I can appreciate the wonder and anticipation this rose lover feels even without words.