Thursday, November 18, 2010

Fall Foliage

November is the month of LEAVES! And I finally have them. I had originally designated last weekend for leaf clean-up, but most hadn't fallen yet. Guess what's now on my agenda for tomorrow?

Pam at Digging hosts Foliage Follow-up on the day following Bloom Day. Since my Bloom Day post was two days late, so is my foliage post. It's my first, too. What a way to start....

And since I'm so late, I can't show off what I'd intended: my glorious maple in the front yard. Well, I can still show it off, you'll just have to look on the ground to see the pretty leaves. Monday it was beautiful. Then we got a huge storm Tuesday night. So now I'm left with:

Work for the weekend! There are actually a lot fewer leaves, since I lost about 1/3 of the tree in the August storm.

In the back, the weeping maple is in full color, with all its leaves. You can see it was damaged in the same summer storm. This is the first year the area under the tree has been visible. That area was covered in ivy until last weekend. Now I'll need something new to plant there....

In the side yard, the flowering pear is providing another dose of red:

In a yard full of red, the balloon flower plants on the other side are making a shocking display of yellow:

Stay tuned for a future post (if I get around to it) on what happens to all these leaves.


  1. Such pretty fall color in your garden. I especially love that weeping maple. Thanks for joining in for Foliage Follow-Up!

  2. What a surprise of yellow from the balloon flower. Your weeping maple is gorgeous!!!! I love leaves in general but especially in the fall.

  3. Love your Japanese maple! I'm guessing the storm was a nasty surprise... but I really like how the spaces show off the tree shape beneath the canopy. :)