With spring flowers stealing the spotlight, it’s nice to see some of the deciduous trees and shrubs leafing out early this year (the dry, sunny weather means they are about 3 weeks ahead of shedule).
The first leaves are fresh and perfect, and this year, after a very cold winter, I don’t have to contend with an onslaught of aphids keen to get a jump on sucking sap before the ladybugs arrive to feast on them 🙂
Here is a selection of some of the foliage that has opened in the last week or so:
Japanese Maples are particularly effortless in the upper Blue Mountains.
I was able to purchase a few bare-rooted, cut-leaf, weeping varieties at a very good price during winter…so I couldn’t resist.
Once these start to mature, they lend an amazing sculptural quality to a garden; especially one that is steeply sloping like mine. For now, they are just little sticks, but they will fill out over the next few years!
Linking up with Christina at My Hesperides Garden. Do take a look at the foliage that has captured bloggers attention this month!
Happy Gardening 🙂