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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.


  1. Foliage, such a beautiful lot isn't it? And just love the shape of Syneleisis leaves as well as the pleated ones of Veratrum.

  2. Hello Alison! I love all your beautiful photos and look forward to following your gardening adventures.

  3. So much great foliage this time of year and you've got some wonderful examples! So glad that your Embothrium made it! Wonder what new foliage will be added after Hortlandia?

  4. Fantastic shots of the Embothrium and Corylopsis.

  5. Excellent photos Alison! I wish my Embothrium coccineum leaves weren't so high up so I could see if they have that great coloration that yours do.

  6. Oh Alison, so gorgeous. I love foliage most of all. The blechnum, the verbascum too...heck all of them are worthy.

  7. Stunning photography Alison, everything looks very healthy.

  8. Wow!! this pictures are pure beauty. Beautiful details of texture and color. I love them!

  9. Beautiful foliage of which you made great pictures. I noticed that you have many special unusual plants.

  10. Lovely foliage. I have never heard of Syneleisis before. It,' s gorgeous.

  11. You've got great foliage to go with your beautiful flowers. I adore that Veratrum but, despite its name, I've been warned off trying it here - we're too hot and too dry.

  12. What a wonderful assortment of colour, shape and texture you have in your foliage, a real living tapestry!

  13. Oh my gosh, this post makes me feel like a gardening newbie. I've been playing in the dirt for twenty years and I've never even heard of most these plants!!


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