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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Foliage Followup, November 2014 -- Foliage, Berries, Water and Stone at Kubota Garden

All the foliage in my own garden right now is either mush, or shriveled and brown, so there's not much to see there. Therefore, for Foliage Followup, I thought I'd share some photos I took recently of a visit to Kubota Garden. I went there a couple of weeks ago looking for some pretty fall foliage, and guess what? I found some!

Kubota Garden is the former private garden of Fujitaro Kubota, a Japanese emigrant and self-taught gardener, now a 20-acre public park in the Rainier Beach neighborhood of South Seattle. Kubota's vision for his private garden involved melding Japanese design with Pacific Northwest plants. Kubota also designed the Japanese garden at the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island. Read more about the history of Kubota Garden here.

The entrance

Lots of colorful fallen leaves

There were plenty more still on the trees

Fallen, lichenous twig

Kubota must be a popular hangout for au pairs and their charges, I encountered quite a few young women with children.

Japanese maple leaves caught in a small-leaved shrub (possibly a boxwood?)

I kept crossing paths with this little girl, and couldn't resist taking her photo when she stuck her head inside the bell.

I hope you enjoyed coming along with me to Kubota Garden. Foliage Followup is the brainchild of Pam Penick who writes the blog Digging. You can read her FF post here, and remember to check out the FF posts of all the other bloggers who leave links in the comments.