I began writing this blog in March 2010, with an image of snow from our apartment window. That was 500 posts ago!
When I began I had no idea of the pleasure meeting like-minded gardening bloggers would give me. I think people blog for various reasons. To keep a virtual notebook, to have an easy reference back to previous seasons, to get ideas of good varieties of plants; I could go on. I blog for all those reasons but much more importantly for me living in a different country, without my gardening friends to chat to; I blog to have contact with others whose passion in life is plants and gardens! I feel I know you, that you are my friends, that I can ask your advice, can give you mine without causing offence and enjoy your joys as I hope you enjoy mine. Thank you.
Serendipitously this 500th post is also the day of GBFD (begun in September 2011). I love flowers, what gardener doesn’t but what for me makes a garden beautiful all the time is the foliage. The foliage that gives structure and form to my planting and provides the supporting cast to the flowers.
Sometimes it is good to focus on particular leaves as above, now I want to share some views of the garden that demonstrate how foliage creates the sense of place. There are actually many things flowering this month but the foliage for me is still the most beautiful part of the garden.
I hope the above taste of autumn colour will encourage you to post about the autumn colour in your garden, I love seeing it.
Please join my celebration by posting about foliage in your garden today, I’m sure many of you have some lovely autumn colour and some of you will have spring colours to share! Just include a link to this post and leave a comment with the link back to yours. Enjoy your day whatever you are doing. Christina