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Monday, September 16, 2013

Foliage Followup -- September 2013

So many flowers have gone past now that fall is (almost) here. It's the foliage that will carry the garden from here till next spring! Here's a selection of some of the foliage stars in my garden right now.

Red Twig Dogwood is starting to turn

There's a lot of orange showing up in the Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' foliage

Melianthus major is still pumping out new leaves

Love that pleated foliage

The same with my purple Melianthus

Glowing in morning sun

Heuchera 'Tiramisu' and 'Snow Angel'

Farfugium japonicum 'Aureomaculata' and Carex

Carex, Heuchera, Impatiens omeiana and Pulsatilla

Ligularia 'Dragon Wings'

Wait! What's this bright green thing doing in the bugbane foliage? Hold still, so I can catch you and take you to Portland for the Bloggers Swap. I wonder what Loree will give me in exchange for you?


Castor Bean foliage with Brugmansia -- There was a Castor Bean here last year in a pot, which dropped seeds into the gravel, now there's a baby growing in the gravel amongst the pots

Begonia luxurians

Musa sikkimensis 'Red Tiger'

New banana leaf unfurling

Solanum quitoense

Check out Pam Penick's blog Digging here, the host for Foliage Followup on the 16th of every month. Join her and other bloggers in celebrating the beauty of leaves!