Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Foliage is just as beautiful as flowers.

When walking around the garden today I thought how we often forget to look at the foliage on plants. A bloom will catch our eye straight away, often we pass by if something isn't in flower. Here are just a few I noticed today. The Acer above is beautiful and looks even more stunning in the Autumn.
Pieris...they have recovered from the frost damage.

Hypericum.....a bit bright but oh so sunny.

Lady's mantle this looks lovely with raindrops on.

and finally Elder...this one is black lace. Beautiful.


Lisa at Greenbow said...

I just bought a BLack Lace Elderberry and planted it monday. Since then I have seen it mentioned on two blogs, yours being one of them.

Foilage is wonderful. I like all kinds in my garden.

beckie said...

Cheryl, you are so right and I am guilty of that. I love the hypericum! Really would brighten up a green area. And the Elder would make a wonderful specimen plant. I am glad some of your plants are recovering from the frost. I'd hoped they would, but you just don't know.

Cheryl said...

I have quite a collection of Elder Lisa but this one is my favourite.

Hi Beckie....I love Hypericum to, its surprising how many people I talk to sho dislike it.

Nature is wonderful, someone I spoke to yesterday tells me my wisteria might flower late if I am lucky....I have given it a seaweed feed and am going to keep my fingers crossed. Normally it would be in full flower now and losing some of the petals. Fortunately I planted a clematis and honeysuckle with it, so if it doesn't flower I will enjoy the other plants.

Meems said...

Hi Cheryl, I just popped over from Miranda's blog. I liked all your varieties of foliage. My garden is in Florida. I really count on foliage for color since the heat here will readily wear out the blooms fairly quickly.
Meems @Hoe&Shovel

Cheryl said...

Have visited Florida several times, so know what you mean about summer heat. Foliage can often look as good, if not better than blooms as they can take more abuse.
Thanks for dropping by.

Libbys Blog said...

It amazes me too how plant colours can differ from plant to plant in the same garden. I'm not keen on green but I do love the bluey green of the ladies mantle!

Cheryl said...

Me to Libby.