Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day

img_4612This is my first foray into joining Christina at My Hesperides Garden for Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day, where she invites us to appreciate the best foliage our garden offers at the moment. Texture, shape and color!



Variegated round and grassy, and ferny:

Color and texture:

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56 Responses to Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day

  1. Christina says:

    What an extraordinary colour the shiso is, a real treasure. I’ve not seen one before. Thanks you sharing your foliage with us Eliza. It’s always lovely when someone new joins us.

  2. omtatjuan3 says:

    Wow! None of these plant grow around here… Or at least I’ve never seen them

  3. Beautiful photos, I have to say with the drought here even the foliage is looking somewhat sad, some rain a week ago, briefly cheered things up a little, but it is still not really photo worthy!

  4. Rebecca says:

    What a fantastic idea. One of the things I always love about wandering through our patch of native Scrub, and which we’ve tried to recreate in our own native garden at home as a reflection of the Scrub, is the diversity of foliage — shape and colour and texture — that you find in native South Australian bushland. To me it’s one of the things that makes it so beautiful, even though we live in an essentially arid, coastal climate with little rainfall, meaning that plants must be tough to survive. Very different from your (very lovely) foliage, that’s for sure!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Texture and variation in foliage is often overlooked. They can really be beautiful in their own right. I expect you have many lovely natives that would be nice in a garden setting.

  5. Bun Karyudo says:

    I never really think much about leaves, but you’re right. They are very varied and pretty. 🙂

  6. Wonderful post. I love the variety of shapes and colours.

  7. arlingwoman says:

    Ah, I gave a sigh of pure pleasure looking at your photos. Yes, foliage!

  8. So many shapes beauty has.

  9. Kris P says:

    I love the color on that Ligularia!

  10. ladyfi says:

    Lovely shapes and textures!

  11. smallsunnygarden says:

    What a lovely post – you have a marvelous range of forms, colors, and textures! The perilla is gorgeous 🙂 As are the morning glories, which I still shy away from as they were fairly invasive in my earlier garden. But yours are simply beautiful…

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you! While both the perilla and ipomoea self-sow readily, I’ve found them easy to weed out in the spring. So far none have escaped the compost pile, but my winters are fairly cold, so that might account for the lack of progress.

  12. Chloris says:

    Lovely variety of shape, form, colour and texture.

  13. dianaed2013 says:

    Love your blog – a woman close to my heart – I just love plants and flowers

  14. AmyRose🌹 says:

    My favorite are the colored and textured leaves, Eliza. Beautiful gallery of photos! Your Love for what you do clearly shines through. ❤

  15. on13blog says:

    The colors are beautiful. I just love fall colors too . Your pictures are so beautiful 🍁🍂

  16. Maria F. says:

    Great images Eliza. I love ornamental foliage gardens. Here we have plenty go them!

  17. I hereby admit: I am not a fan of foliage. If it doesn’t flower, I just don’t appreciate a plant that much. But these are pretty!

  18. Happy belated foliage day! Great post … I like the contrast between the leaf and background in the first image! We are experiencing fall here and will be getting out every chance I get!

  19. So many lovely leaves Eliza

  20. Anne says:

    A feast for the eyes. I enjoy photographing different shaped leaves in different light or when wet – the pictures provide a very different perspective of my garden. I have really enjoyed looking at your pictures.

  21. MK says:

    Like the opportunities of the painter’s box!

  22. Christy B says:

    This will be a lot of what we’re seeing when fall comes our way soon ~ It’s so humid here right now, Eliza, and I miss my walks!!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      All too soon! I’m in no hurry for fall. A cool front is sweeping the humidity away right now and we’re supposed to have a taste of Sept. for the next few days. Good for working in the garden. 😉 I hope your temps improve soon as well.

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