It is cold, it is freezing, so I just popped out very quickly to take some photos for today’s Foliage Day hosted by Christina at My Hesperides Garden. I hope you are warm and safe Christina, after seeing the news about the earthquake and avalanche near you, thank goodness they are still finding people alive. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families caught up in it.
The rose garden is between the house and garage and was the nearest area of foliage to photograph and therefore the quickest, so I could get back into the warm house! In the summer, the rose bushes are billowing everywhere and you can hardly see the box balls for the flowers, but in the winter, they come into their own and form the formal structure of the area.
The box balls are the larger leafed box which I bought in my ignorance well over 20 yrs ago. They were bought as tiny little plants for just 50p each and have since grown into study box balls. So far, thank goodness, they haven’t shown any sign of blight or any other disease and look very healthy. I have to thank Neil, who is now helping me with the garden, for clipping them so beautifully as they really are the stars of the rose garden through all the winter months.
At this time of year, we have to turn to the evergreens for foliage interest. bulb and perennial foliage is starting to show above ground, but we will have to wait a bit longer for their leaves to unfurl and provide interest for Foliage Day. Do pay Christina a visit to see other foliage around the world which isn’t covered by snow!