Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day

When I arrived home last week from a visit to my mother in Virginia, it seemed as if the garden had been magically transformed by the wand of a Fairy Godmother, bippidi-boppidi-boo!  Since it was late afternoon, I grabbed my camera before going into the house to take these photos for Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day.

Fullmoon Japanese maple (Acer japonicum) in the front garden.

Fullmoon Japanese maple (Acer japonicum) in the front garden.

Kousa dogwood (Cornus kousa) in the front garden.

Kousa dogwood (Cornus kousa) in the front garden.

Serviceberry 'Autumn Brilliance' (Amelanchier x grandiflora) in the back garden.

Serviceberry ‘Autumn Brilliance’ (Amelanchier x grandiflora) in the back garden.

Pignut hickory (Carya glabra) in the wild garden on the middle terrace down to the river.  (Thankfully, so far, the beaver has stayed on the lower terrace adjacent to the riverbank.)

Pignut hickory (Carya glabra) in the wild garden on the middle terrace down to the river. (Thankfully, so far, the beaver has stayed on the lower terrace adjacent to the riverbank.)

The next-door neighbor's maple (Acer), in her front garden.

The next-door neighbor’s maple (Acer), in her front garden.

The oaks (Quercus) towering over the house will be the last to let go of their leaves.

The oaks (Quercus) towering over the house will be the last to let go of their leaves.

Thanks to Christina of Creating my own garden of the Hesperides for encouraging us to take a closer look at foliage each month. Be sure to visit and follow the links to other blogs sharing photos today.

14 thoughts on “Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day

  1. Karen at Lady of LaMancha

    Love the maples and dogwood – we don’t have those here in Spain. I also loved the photos of the beaver in your other post. I understand they’re a nuisance, but so cute! Nice to come across your blog – I’m visiting from Christina’s GBFD. Karen

    P.S. My grandmother, mother, sister and niece are all Marians (with an “a”), too!

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  2. Cathy

    What lovely colours – a nice mix of different shades. Most of our leaves are gone now, just a few dried up beech leaves which will hang on most of winter. Hope that cold blast wasn’t too much of a shock for your garden!

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