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September Foliage Follow up

I took some time out today to take some photographs of the foliage in the garden to link up with Pam at Diggings for Foliage Follow Up.  “Foliage Follow Up” is a monthly gardening meme where Pam and other garden bloggers showcase the beauty of foliage in their gardens on the 16th of the month. Please join Hercules and I as we stroll through the garden. It’s not just the flowers that smell good … according to Hercules!

[one_half]Welcome! Join us as we stroll the gardenWelcome! Join us for Foliage Follow-up[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Festuca Glauca shinesFestuca Glauca shines[/one_half_last]

[one_half]New growth on Nandina pygmaeaNew growth on Nandina pygmaea[/one_half]

[one_half_last]The sun kisses Carex evergoldSun kisses Carex evergold[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Lovely new growth on Star JasmineLovely new growth on Star Jasmine[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Lovely variegation on the Pandorea “Charisma”Lovely variegation on the Pandorea "Charisma"[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Silver-hued Helichrysum petiolareSilver-hued Helichrysum petiolare[/one_half]

[one_half_last]New growth is pink on the Chameleon plantNew growth is pink on the Chameleon plant[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Moving on … What else should we show?Moving on ... grass is foliage too[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Cape Thatching Reed looks greatCape Thatching Reed looks great[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Beautiful as a contrast (in the Veg patch)Beautiful as a contrast (in the veg patch)[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Brightening up a dark cornerBrightening up a dark corner[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Another contrast in a dark spaceAnother contrast in a dark space[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Acorus gramineus ‘Variegata’ – a favouriteAcorus gramineus ‘Variegata’ a favourite[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Love the contrast of the dark leavesLove the contrast of the dark leaves[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Sun kissed dark foliage of NandinaSun kissed dark foliage[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Bright green Lavender dentataBright green Lavender dentata[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Thats all we have to show today! Bye bye!Thats all folks! Bye bye![/one_half_last]

Thank you for joining Hercules and I on our Foliage Exploration! We hope you’ll join us again next month. For now we wish you …

Happy Gardening

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Autumn Day loveliness

It’s hard to find lots of new things to blog about when there is not much happening in the garden. Correction, when most of what’s happening in the garden is leaves blowing and gathering everywhere and all we seem to be doing is trying to keep things tidy. Not an easy task when the wind picks up just after we’ve swept. I’m not actually sure why we bother. I like this look …

Autumn Leaves

Are these Azaleas supposed to bloom now? I thought they bloomed in Spring, but here are the first ones in my Azalea bed blooming right now. Very happy this particular one is blooming because its the one I pulled out of one bed and added to what I now call my “Azalea Bed”. Pretty, no?

Azalea Bloom

And just in case you don’t remember, I have lots of Camellias in bloom right now. They brighten up the winter garden for me with their pretty white and pink flowers …


And I love this look – All different shades of green and bright red berries on the Nandinas – very “Autumny” …


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