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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Foliage Followup -- April, 2015

There is an abundance of foliage showing up in all its luscious voluptuousness at this time of year. I was very relieved to see the Veratrum californicum and the Embothrium. I wasn't convinced that they had survived being planted last summer right around the time of the big heat wave in July, but apparently they did.

Blechnum penna-marina alpina - a teeny-tiny fern

Syneleisis aconitifolia

Asarum splendens

Podophyllum pleianthum

Cyrtomium macrophyllum and Leucothoe axillaris 'Curly Red'

Cynara cardunculus and Verbascum olympicum

Serrated cardoon leaves

From outside, the Verbascum olympicum looks like a felty cabbage

And from the inside

New foliage on Embothrium coccineum

Corylopsis spicata

Mertensia maritima simplicissima

Veratrum californicum

Foliage Followup is hosted by Pam Penick at the blog Digging, to celebrate foliage and its role as the backbone of the garden. You'll find her post, and links to other bloggers' posts, here.