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Although this could very well be a picture of me finding a new treasure at a favorite nursery, it's actually an illustration by David Catrow for a children's book called Plantzilla.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Wednesday Vignette

Wednesday Vignette is hosted by Anna at Flutter and Hum.  Click over to her blog to see what's catching the eye of garden bloggers this week.

The leaves of my one of my favorite (because of the story of how it came to live in my garden.  It's long and convoluted. You'll have to ask about it when you come over and sip coffee/tea in my greenhouse this winter.) variegated ginkgos are especially lovely in the fall.

The show doesn't last long and some years I miss it at it's peak.

Autumn is a lovely season but as soon as the last leaf drops, I'll be ready for spring or a winter home in California/Mexico/anyplace warm.

Here the mingling of the ginkgo leaves with the foliage of Rhodocoma capensis is pretty swell.

Now it's your turn to share a vignette that caught your eye this week!

15 comments:

  1. Those leaves are fabulous. I'd never heard of a variegated ginkgo before!

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  2. Beautiful little tree, you lucky guy to have it in your garden.

    Tucson is nice in winter--think of all the blogger visitors you would get there. ;^)

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  3. That is a pretty leaf. This is a great time of year for capturing colorful foliage.

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  4. I was just imagining what it would look like if butterbur (Petasites japonicus) had leaves of those amazing colors...

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  5. Oh...that's a lovely reminder to go look at the foliage on the variegated Ginkgo you gave me...it's become a tad buried under one of the Passiflora I'm afraid. A tropical one though so it won't last forever.

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  6. Beautiful ginkgo leaves, Peter!

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  7. These are possibly the most beautiful ginkgo leaves I've ever seen! Which cultivar is it?

    I'll be sure to ask you about that story the next time I see you!!

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  8. WOW. How big does this Ginko gets? I wonder if they can be dried and retain the variegation.

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  9. That's a tree I've always admired. Our nights are getting cold - we're supposed to get down to 49F tonight! I hear that it takes people from colder climates about 2 years to become as thin-skinned as native Californians.

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  10. Gosh, I'd never heard of variegated Ginkgos before! Great subject for a Wednesday Vignette!

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  11. I'll be right over for that coffee, Peter! The ginko leaves are beautiful, but that Rhodocoma is really intriguing. I'm going to have to look that one up!

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  12. Wow, I didn't know there were variegated Ginkgos. Fantastic color!

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  13. The fan shaped leaves of Ginko are so elegant. I had a pair of silver earrings like that which I adored. Alas, they were stolen in one of many break-ins we suffered before we wised up and moved out of the ritzy part of town. Variegation makes them even better.

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  14. Don't think I've ever seen a variegated Ginkgo. Now you have given me a research project for the winter to find a source so I can add one to my garden.

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment! I love to hear your thoughts.