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Monday, November 16, 2015

Foliage Followup -- November 2016

For Foliage Followup, I'm again sharing some examples of fall color.

Stewartia pseudocamellia, planted in the spring, seems to be established, but is now turning fall colors

My 'Sunlight Lace' Hinoki cypress pictured below is a nice shade of apricot.

That's because it's DEAD.

Moved in the spring from the front garden, where it was getting a bit sunburnt, it's now a casualty of our early, long, hot, dry summer

Its needles fall off now at the slightest touch. Maybe I'll leave it, strip all its needles, and then spray paint the bare limbs. Or I can put a new shrub in its place. I recently bought a good-size, heavily fruited Pernettya rubra that I could either plant in the vacated hole, or plant near it (since the 'Sunlight Lace' won't be getting any bigger).

What do you think?

Pam at Digging hosts Foliage Followup on the 16th of every month, the day after Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, for garden bloggers to celebrate the role of foliage in the garden. Check out her post here.