Garden Bloggers' Foliage Day

Last weekend, I sat under a canopy of yellow and green leaves. The dappled light shone through the leaves. I wondered why I hadn't done it sooner and recalled that the summer's intense heat had limited the amount of time spent outside. I'm ashamed to admit that I have two outdoor recliners under the tree that are hardly used.
My neighbor once relayed to me that a previous owner of my house had planted the apricot tree from a pit. Unfortunately, the tree is becoming unwieldy and needs to be removed. The trunk is splitting in the middle and I've only enjoyed its fruit one season.
The transition from fall to winter has started. The leaves of the purple robe locust have turned golden and seedpods abound. Two weeks ago,  there was snowfall on Santa Fe Baldy. There is a chill in the morning and I hear the furnace starting.

My two favorite nurseries are having clearance sales. I can't decide whether to try to get a few more plants into the ground so they can set roots in the winter or not. Alas, my gardening season might very well be over.

I'm linking up Creating my own garden of the Hesperides for Garden Bloggers' Foliage Day. Special thanks to Christina for hosting!


  1. Beautiful pictures. Yellow leaves of trees and blue sky in the background. We have also the colors of nature into the yellow and brown.
    Happy weekend! Daniela

  2. The leaves are beautiful, you should enjoy them now, esoecially if the tree has to go. We have a mulberry with a two chairs underneath, and it should be a cool shady place to sit in summer but there are often a lot of annoying flies there, so its not so comfortable. Thanks for joining in with the foliage meme, Christina

  3. Pretty changes in the color. Too bad about the tree, but it's all part of gardening. Just a bigger problem when it's a tree.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  4. wonderful images, I think we all look forward to come fall, the summer has been here too long already looking forward to the work of planting and pruning
    a greeting

  5. Your little-used recliners remind me (again) that so few of us gardeners take time to enjoy what we have created. Pact: We must do better.

  6. Pretty nice looking color there for the season. We too are in that transition period.

  7. Lovely foliage to sit beneath. Mine is all but gone now.

  8. @Nina Place - Thanks! The leaves are making their descent downward!

    @Mimi - Daniela, hope you have a good weekend, too.

    @Christina - Thanks for hosting. Sometimes, nature gets in the way of the best laid plans. :)

  9. @Sunray - Cher, thanks for being so circumspect.

    @Jordi - Sometimes, summer can last too long. It was so hot this year.

    @Lee - A pact sounds good. My friend Geri and I have pacts to go to the gym.

  10. @GAG/Donna - Donna and Donna, all the leaves are starting to go. They should be gone in a few weeks. I'm glad I could appreciate them now before the moment is over.

  11. What a beautiful view from under the leaves. And those Oenothera seed pods are just too fun. One of my favorite things about this time of year is that we can actually enjoy being outside again after 8:00 a.m.!

    I overdid it on bulbs at one of those very same nurseries and so haven't taken advantage of their clearance sale...

  12. @Stacy - I almost went there for bulbs last weekend. They have such a great selection, but I still have fall blooming crocuses that I haven't planted. :(


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