Looking round the garden with a view to taking photos for GBFD this month, it was obvious that there weren’t many deciduous leaves that warranted being photographed for posterity. It is too soon for autumn tints, they will hopefully be ready for next month, so this month it was up to the evergreens, especially the clipped evergreens, that provide the interest in the garden this month.
Box ball and Euonymous Emerald and gold
Lonicera nitida Baggesen’s Gold in the foreground.
Variegated box balls at the top of the steps onto the side lawn..
The variegated box balls in the above photo, contrast with everything around them. On the left is the weeping foliage of a silver birch tree and in the right foreground is a golden bamboo, Pleioblastus.
Variegated Box cubes on the driveway.
Other unclipped evergreens also keep the interest going.
Purple Phormium with Pittosporum Irene Patterson.
Tree Heath, Erica arborea.
A new variegated Euphorbia characias Glacier Blue, planted in the Pot Garden or Gravel area.
Ilex Golden King.
Spiky leaves of Yucca variegata.
I managed to find a few deciduous leaves that were still looking good.
Cutting of Heuchera Limelight.
Brunnera Jack Frost.
Acer Osakazuki is still showing its summery green, no sign yet of the wonderful colour it will turn to next month.
Acer Sango Kaku is just beginning to lighten in colour, eventually it will be a buttery yellow.
A fountain of leaves on Miscanthus Malepartus.
Lovely dark leaves on Dahlia Moonlight.
Cornus alba sibirica Westonbirt has started to change to its wonderful pink/purple colour for the autumn.
I managed to find more than I first thought I would. As the flowers are becoming fewer and fewer, foliage takes over the baton, so I think it’s important to have lots of lovely foliage to keep the interest in the garden over the autumn and winter months.
Thanks once again to ~Christina at My Hesperides Garden for holding this monthly meme, please pay her a visit to see other foliage from around the world.