Monday, May 16, 2011
Foliage Follow-Up…New Foliage Rocks!
So many fabulous new leaves are emerging around the garden this time of year. It’s a foliage lover’s dream. At the top of my list is the Schefflera taiwaniana, it’s new leaves are like little silver stars. Also with a silver shimmer on the new foliage, Callistemon pallidus 'Blue Foliage.’ The old growth (seen at the bottom middle of the picture) has a blue tint to it. A bit past the “new” stage but still gorgeous, Cotinus ‘Royal Purple.’ Fatsia japonica Fatsia polycarpa 'Needham's Lace' The new leaves on Virginia Creeper, Parthenocissus quinquefolia look a little bit a glossy Rodgersia. And yes, this vine deserves its bad rep as being invasive. A small piece hitch-hiked in from my parent’s garden (I think with some Sempervivum) and if I wasn’t constantly hacking it back it surely would have taken over. Be careful! Here’s the real Rodgersia, this one Rodgersia pinnata 'Chocolate Wings' Rodgersia rotlaub… Rodgersia tabularis (actually I guess now called Astilboides tabularis)… Fabulous new growth on the Wingthorn rose. The Poncirus trifoliata leaves are pretty hot too! I was afraid I wouldn't like leaves showing up on this plant and ruining it's spiky good looks but they are nice ones. Finally the Acacia pravissima that I left out all winter with no protection. look at that, new growth! And new growth on the large protected container specimen… Happy Foliage Follow-Up! Want more? Visit Pam at Digging, our host for this monthly non-flower celebration.
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