November Round-up of Foliage

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Fatsia ‘Spiderweb’ with Rhododendron ‘Rio Hardijzer’

November can be tricky in the garden design world. October has flash and fire from the autumn color and might still be a wee bit warm in some parts of the country. December is the definitive, no questions asked season where there is no denying that yes, winter is really upon us. But November is that middle ground where you can potentially have some gorgeous sunny, explosive color in foliage combinations or just as easily, twiggy, rotting corpses of branches and leaves and stormy debris.

Purple fountain Grass dances against a frosty blue sky.

Purple Fountain grass dances against a frosty blue sky.

So, I have decided that this week, I will round-up some of the best of the best of what I’ve found for November Foliage interest. Hopefully, this will WOW you with an interesting take on what November may have in store for your foliage future.

Hakonachloa 'All Gold'

Hakonachloa ‘All Gold’

Frosty textural quilt with WOW color.

Frosty textural quilt with WOW color.

Some of us live in a Horticultural wonderland where we get to play with plants from all over the world, even if some of them might be a little picky about cold hardiness.

Some of us live in a Horticultural wonderland where we get to play with plants from all over the world, even if some of them might be a little picky about cold hardiness, such as Libertia, Euphorbia, Phormium and Hebe. 

Heuchera 'Delta Dawn' takes the stage here with Creeping Wire Vine in a magnificent copper urn.

Heuchera ‘Delta Dawn’ takes the stage here with Creeping Wire Vine in a magnificent copper urn.

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Layers of decadent conifer texture carry the eye all the way through to the rear when you get deciduous fiery color.

Warm Oak leaves frame the soft pastel yellow of Salvia icterina, Gold Variegated Sage.

Warm Oak leaves frame the soft pastel yellow of Salvia icterina, Gold Variegated Sage.

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The ultimate French blue meets the warm golden glow of Ginkgo.

Frosty Nandina 'Firepower' meets Euonymous 'Emerald-n-Gold'.

Frosty Nandina ‘Firepower’ meets Euonymous ‘Emerald-n-Gold’.

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Icy blue Mahonia ‘Charity’ contrasts so well with the reds in the background.

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Foggy autumn light silhouettes foliage in the morning garden.

*Please remember that we endeavor to take and use all of our own photos whenever possible, which means that in our mild Northwest climate- it might not be quite as “completed” for the season as in your own November garden. Then again, yours might just be looking like summer still!

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