Manihot grahamii – a recent acquisition that makes me happy every time I see it!
My dwarf birch Betula pendula ‘Trost’s dwarf’ in all its backlit glory.
Hellebore and Hebe and Agapanthus beyond.
Acanthus spinosa and Red Dragon maple, with the seed head of a Purple Sensation allium poking its head out of the middle.
My black bamboo remained contained for years in its prison. I had dug down two feet, and lined the hole with galvanized steel panels. Well, it looks like it has finally found a way out. Yikes – I guess I have some work to do – fast! Isn’t it weird how its new shoot looks a little like a dried monkey hand talisman? Hang this around your neck and you will be protected from danger…
I guess I never really looked closely at a bamboo shoot, so I had never seen how fibrous it is.
A Dryopteris fern filters the morning light.
The blooms of ‘Angelina’ sedum can pretty much pass for foliage in this combo. I like how the textures are really similar, yet the colors are so different.
It hasn’t bloomed yet, but it really doesn’t have to. I love the leaves of the Molly-the-witch peony – especially after a rain.
Choysia ‘Sundance’, orange sedge, Creeping Jenny, and Iris confusa. Black bamboo, and Crocosmia in the background.
Asarum canadense, Daphne atrovariegata, Brunnera ‘Jack Frost, variegated Fatsia, and Hydrangea tricolor playing nice in the front yard.
Trost’s dwarf again, a variegated Hosta, Tassel fern, Begonia and newly planted Coleus. The ground is covered in little flowers from the Black lace Elderberry high up above.
Comptonia peregrina, some kind of blue hosta, Muhlenbeckia, Creeping Jenny, a few straps of a Dracaena, and variegated Lily of the Valley.
I have posted this photo before, but the foliage of Arisaema ringens is so great that it bears repeating. By now its leaves are about three times larger than in this photo, that was taken right after it was planted.
Few plants catch water as beautifully as Melianthus major. So, I guess I’ll end this post with an image that I seem to photograph every time it happens, in the hopes that it will be better than all the rest. I guess I’ll keep trying!
Head on over to Pam at Digging to see what pretty foliage is manifesting itself in gardens around the globe.