Leafy lovelies for Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day

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.

4 thoughts on “Leafy lovelies for Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day

  1. Christina says:

    Hi Susan, thank you so much for joining with GBFD this month, I hope you’ll join again other months too; yes Agave leaves count, it doesn’t have to be about colour. Texture and form are jut as important and not just about plants we think of for their foliage but plants we purchase for their flowers but that also have beautiful foliage, so the roses would definitely count; I’ve shown the red foliage of some of my roses as they unfurl. Christina

    • susurrus says:

      I’m sure you’re spreading a little happiness with your monthly foliage photo assignment. I’ll be happy to join in whenever I have something to share. The trees are so pretty here at the moment, and I love texture in plants, so I think you might have created another GBFD regular! Thanks again – Susan

  2. Marian St.Clair says:

    Susan–If you like Ginko trees as much as I do, you should try to see them in New York City next autumn. They’re among the most numerous street trees because of their tolerance to pollution; when their foliage turns, it’s simply amazing.

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