Category Archives: Foliage

Late Spring: the Benefits of Large Foliage Plants

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The plants that are grabbing my attention at the moment are the large leaf plants. Large shapes of green color in contrast with smaller more delicate perennials create a pause and slow you down as you view a large planting. … Continue reading

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The Value of Dark Green Foliage in the Landscape

I can’t talk or write enough about the value of good solid green foliage in the garden. It’s getting harder to find good greens with the sea of crazy colors being hybridized these days, and the endless choice of so … Continue reading

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Grey/Silver foliage plants

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The more I garden the more I value the wonderful variety of texture and color that is possible in foliage. Unlike flowers that are here today and gone in10, foliage is around from spring until late fall. Many plants start … Continue reading

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Autumn Portrait

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“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” Albert Camus The garden is in a state of collapse, but there are still some fantastic bursts of color to be found. Rosa spinosissima- ‘Karl Forster’, a white flowering … Continue reading

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Chartreuse Foliage

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What I have noticed this week in the garden is how I have unconsciously been planting chartreuse or yellow foliage plants dotted around the garden. My eye jumps from one glowing area to the next. There are many beautiful annuals, … Continue reading

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