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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Foliage Followup -- September 2012

I don't have as many foliage pictures as I did flowers yesterday, but I do have a few. But -- watch out! The flowers weren't satisfied with showing off yesterday, they want to get in on the act today.

Cimicifuga foliage (with flower)

There are two different ferns at the feet of the Cimicifuga

There's a gargoyle peaking out from under there too!

The following two foliage combos used to be in the waterfall weir, but it started overflowing because it was too full, so I had to take them out and put them in the stream.
Canna, Acorus gramineus and golden creeping jenny (those darn raccoons have been chewing on it, it's a bit tattered)

Canna, Lysimachia and Acorus at the foot of the waterfall

Rumex sanguineus, Acorus and a sword fern with sori on the back, in the weir

Canna in the bed beside the stream. I was so surprised to see the tiny spiders hanging out here. Normally, they hatch in the spring.

One of my favorite foliage beds. Yes, there are a few flowers, but it's not overpowered by them. This bed is full of distinct and interesting shapes, and was mostly put together by chance.

Rubus lineatus in the gravel garden

Aren't these the coolest pleated leaves? I'm so glad this survived the summer drought. I bought it earlier this year on my trip to Jungle Fever in Tacoma.
Black mondo grass really stands out now that the gravel garden has gravel

It sets off the 'Sparkling Burgundy' Eucomis better too. Try to ignore that attention-seeking Nepeta there, photo-bombing my foliage picture.

And waiting in the wings in the ever-growing To Be Planted pile is a Panicum called 'Blood Brothers.' All that red was hard to resist. It's slated for the front bed under my two new trees. The 40% off price at Watson's was hard to resist too.

Foliage Followup is the brainchild of Pam Penick at Digging. She always hosts Foliage Followup the day after Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day. Lots of bloggers from all over will be posting about their interesting and unusual foliage. Once the flowers fade, it's foliage that carries a lot of the burden for creating interest in the garden. It's worth celebrating!