Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day: October 2015

Today is Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day, when Christina at My Hesperides Garden asks us to share views of foliage in our gardens.

Her suggestion is a particularly good one at this time of year as my flowering plants are slowing down. The foliage, however, remains to bring color and texture to the garden.

You can run your mouse over the photographs for plant identification.

Please visit Christina at My Hesperides Garden to see her offering of foliage and that of others participating in this meme.



About johnvic8

John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in Stallings, NC with his wife, in close proximity to six of his eight grandchildren.
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13 Responses to Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day: October 2015

  1. Christina says:

    Mostly evergreens too and not autumn colour as I sort of expected. I like the Pittosporum, I’ve not seen the variegated form here. Thanks for joining GBFD with a lovely collection of plants.


  2. Elizabeth says:

    Very nice – I love the way you presented these photos in this blog entry.


    • johnvic8 says:

      Thank you, Elizabeth. I have been trying different ways of including photos in my posts; I may do a blog with the same photos presented in different formats and ask readers to give me their reactions. I know other gardeners like to see pictures of each others gardens, but sometimes I feel like I have included too many photos, attention spans being so variable.


      • Elizabeth says:

        I enjoy reading many blogs, and I like the ones that include many photos. I think it brings a good level of interest. Of course, the format will vary depending on the purpose of the post. Your bloomsday/foliage day posts deserve many – in my opinion!


  3. Pauline says:

    Lot’s of lovely foliage in your garden, this time of year makes me realise how important it is when the flowers are few and far between. I like your Loropetalum very much and don’t think I’ve seen it for sale here.


  4. Love that cryptomeria, and the ipomea has gorgeous colour and leaf shape.


  5. Eliza Waters says:

    Lots of beautiful texture and color. Love the deep rich color of the sweet potato vine.


  6. I like that Loropetalum very much!

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