Foliage Follow-Up – November 2013

Fewer leaves this months, but other than that, not much has changed here at the homestead! Red is still the most dominant color – I really should try to vary myself a little more, don’t you agree?

Less of a baby tree for each passing year, my 'Bloodgood' maple never disappoints as its leaves contrast against the Taxus in the background.

Less of a baby tree for each passing year, my ‘Bloodgood’ maple never disappoints as its leaves contrast against the Taxus in the background.

I guess you could call this one the ' changing of the reds'.  The last golden leaves of the variegated dogwood  'Elegantissima' drop, and the maple is done for the year, the bright red stems will carry my spirits through the dark months, as they sparkle against the nearby evergreens.

I guess you could call this one the ‘ changing of the reds’. When the last golden leaves of the variegated dogwood ‘Elegantissima’ drop, and the maple is done for the year, its bright red stems will carry my spirits through the dark months, as they sparkle against the nearby evergreens.

This was the first year I have gotten fruit on my Rubus lineatus. They are still hanging on, like little jewels among the fading foliage.

This was the first year I have gotten fruit on my Rubus lineatus. They are still hanging on, like little jewels among the fading foliage.

The yellow fall foliage of  my Cotinus coggygria 'Golden Spirit' make a great substitute for absent sun rays.

The yellow fall foliage of my Cotinus coggygria ‘Golden Spirit’ make a great substitute for absent sun rays.

This one takes the prize for most unexpected this month. The bronze berries of a  recently purchased Polygonatum verticillatum turned bright red after the first hard frost we had. So cool - I had no idea that would happen!

This one takes the prize for most unexpected this month. The bronze berries of a recently purchased Polygonatum verticillatum turned bright red after the first hard frost we had. So cool – I had no idea that would happen!

The giant evergreen magnolia constantly drops leaves - in fall as in every other season. It would be a neat-freak's worst nightmare, but luckily I have a rather high tolerance for messy. Somehow they look so lovely against that wet moss in fall that I can't help but forgive.

The giant evergreen magnolia constantly drops leaves – in fall as in every other season. It would be a neat-freak’s worst nightmare, but luckily I have a rather high tolerance for messy. Somehow they look so lovely against that wet moss in fall that I can’t help but forgive.

Finally - a young, developing Echium wildpretii which was a gift from a gardener friend this past summer. Thank you for that Patricia - it is such a cool plant! I'm watching this one with a lot of eager anticipation! :)

Finally – a young, developing Echium wildpretii which was a gift from a gardener friend this past summer. Thank you for that Patricia – it is such a cool plant! I’m watching this one with a lot of eager anticipation! 🙂

As always, skip over to our gracious host Pam at Digging to see more interesting foliage from around the world!

About annamadeit

Born and raised in Sweden, my aesthetics and outlook on life are strongly shaped by a culture rich in history and tradition. I care a great deal about environmental responsibility, and my aesthetic reflects the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia. I was trained as an architect at the University of Cincinnati and as a color specialist at the Scandinavian Colour Institute in Stockholm. I'm obsessed with plants and gardens, and aim to take my skill set a step further by designing gardens as well as interiors. As someone so aptly said: " Architecture is the skin that separates the exterior from the interior". So true - you can't successfully focus on one without incorporating the other. I'm also an avid cook, and I love to ski. In addition, I put time and efforts into trying to rectify things that I feel are wrong in my immediate community. As you will see, The Creative Flux will touch on all these things, and more. For sure, it's all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blog!
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2 Responses to Foliage Follow-Up – November 2013

  1. Pam/Digging says:

    Marvelous fall color! My favorite of all these, however, may be the corrugated-looking texture of the Rubus lineatus. So cool! Thanks for joining in with your foliage pics.

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