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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 16, 2016

Wednesday Vignette/Foliage Follow-Up

Wednesday Vignette is hosted by Anna at Flutter and Hum.  On the day after Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day each month, Foliage Follow-Up is hosted by Pam at Digging

Acer palmatum 'Emerald Lace' is usually fairly late to change color.  While some of the maples are totally leafless, the color show is in full swing with this one!

I've forgotten the name of this one.  It's foliage was reddish burgundy all summer and is now blazing orange.

Which looks cool next to this Fatsia japonica 'Spiders Web.'

There is a drawback of falling foliage. Rest assured that the leaf blower was able to remove this quickly.  If there's any left, the shop vac will do the trick and I won't even get stabbed.

Meanwhile in the greenhouse, the rhizomatous begonia 'Autumn Ember' glows as it's name suggests.

Last but not least, the persimmons are getting more orange every day and haven't been bothered by the squirrels this year.  Most likely because they've been too busy digging up the tulip bulbs I just planted.

18 comments:

  1. Is the second maple a Trompenburg perchance?

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    1. Yes indeed! Thanks for remembering for me!

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  2. The orange color on both maple and begonia are stunning. My maples are bare to the bone at this point, including the lacy one.
    Is there a trick to protecting the persimmons? We use to put "stocking caps" on our apples. It is very labor intensive so we stopped. Maybe protect just a few so you'll get to taste them this year? Will they continue to ripen inside, like some fruit do?

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    1. I'm not sure about protecting persimmons from rodents but they've left them alone this year. Persimmons will ripen inside and if one wants to hasten the process, putting them in a bag with a bananna or apple will speed up the process.

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  3. Oh! I'll have to remember the shop-vac next fall when I have to clean leaves out of the Yucca linearifolia. What a pretty Begonia!

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    1. The begonia is easier than most and grows despite my poor care.

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  4. Another fabulous Begonia! The Jp. maples have such amazing colors but it is the variety of leaf shapes that really get me.

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  5. Beautiful colors! I'm enamored with that Begonia - it does glow!

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    1. It's a fairly tough customer. Here's an article about it: http://www.logees.com/autumn_ember

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  6. Annoying regarding the tulips, but yay for persimmons!

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  7. Our acers are all done now, sadly. I raked up the leaves on the lawn this afternoon.

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  8. Your maples have such beautiful color! The orange maple leaves with Fatsia 'Spiders Web' is a fantastic combination. I barely noticed the change on my weeping Japanese maple this year. It got a little brighter red before the leaves fell, but not much. My persimmons have been totally leafless for a couple weeks.

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  9. Such beautiful colours, your garden is going out in a blaze of glory! All my Acers have dropped their leaves now, it's just a matter of sweeping them all up!

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  10. I researched blower/vac combos last spring but never managed to make the purchase. I am regretting that now...

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  11. Oh man, that first photo makes my heart go pitty-pat.

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  12. More orange and silver foliage -- love! I just came from Flutter & Hum, and she was showing that combo off too. Our fall foliage, such as it is, should be starting soon. End of November to early December is typical for Austin.

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