Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day where I encourage you to look at the foliage in your garden and give it the appreciation it deserves.
Today (Saturday) is bright, sunny, cold with a light icy wind. The wind is less than much of the last week but is still making it uncomfortable to work outside.
The cold wind has changed some of the colours of the foliage this month.
Just a few steps away in a position protected from the wind the the foliage maintains its green colour.
Every year the Acanthus becomes more prolific. This is an invasive plant; if you can’t spend time removing all the new seedlings each year it is a plant possibly best avoided.
Wisteria is such a perfect plant for a pergola attached to a house; in spring its foliage appears early and shades the terrace and also the windows from the sun, in winter once the foliage has gone light streams into the house again just when it is most needed.
There are a few new shoots pushing through the soil in some places, giving hope for the new growing season, but for now it is the structure and form especially of the clipped evergreens that give the garden its beauty at this time of year.
I hope you’ll join me in posting about the foliage in your garden in January, just leave a link to and from this post.