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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Fool's Gold for Foliage Followup

Here in the PNW we love our golden-leaved plants. Maybe because we spend so much time sun-deprived, we're desperate to see something bright out in the garden. Lately the weather has been doing its own version of the fan dance, teasing us with glimpses of sun and then snatching them away. We did have three or four days of sunshine, which have been followed by days full of what we call "sunbreaks," where the sun breaks through the clouds and the rain stops briefly, sometimes for only 15 minutes, sometimes for almost half a day.

Recently during one of those sunbreaks I ran out quick with the camera and took photos of many of my golden plants. I finished just in time for the rain to return.

Golden Feverfew/Tanacetum parthenium 'Aureum'

Silene dioica 'Ray's Golden Campion'

Sedum 'Angelina'

Agastache 'Golden Jubilee'

Carex -- probably Bowles Golden Sedge

Himalayan Honeysuckle/Leycesteria formosa 'Golden Lanterns'

Acer circinatum 'Pacific Fire' -- red twigs and chartreuse leaves

Hakonecloea macra with Sedum 'Angelina'

Eryngium 'Neptune's Gold'

Dicentra 'Gold Heart'

Pam at Digging hosts Foliage Followup on the day after Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, to celebrate the role of foliage in the garden. Check out her post here.