Friday, August 16, 2013

Foliage Follow-up, a favorite combination…

For Foliage Follow-up this month I’m keeping it simple and highlighting a favorite combination in my garden. So much color and texture and none of it from flowers…

I see this scene at least 3 times a day when I return home from walking the dog, sometimes even more than that. It never fails to thrill me. Left to right is Brachyglottis greyi (used to be known as Senecio greyi), Amsonia hubrichtii, Canna x generalis 'Tropical Bronze Scarlet,' Agave ovatifolia, Yucca rostrata, Rhamnus frangula (Fine Line Buckthorn).

Want to see what foliage is thrilling other garden bloggers around the world? Pam hosts “Foliage Follow-up” on her blog Digging the 16th of every month. Click on over to her blog for links to more fabulous foliage.

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28 comments:

  1. That is gorgeous, with those luscious bright red Canna leaves in the middle of all that blue-gray.

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    1. Thanks Alison...I just wish the canna was evergreen (everred), it's going to leave a hole when it goes way for the winter.

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  2. Your combination does look good. The the deep burgundy is a great accent to ground the silvery foliage. Might need to add a few of those next year.

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    1. I'm in love with that canna, so perfect! You can't tell in my photo (duh!) but the dark color of the house plays into that mix well too.

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  3. Really pretty and uncommon - love the maroon with all the silver! Good job, gardener :-)

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  4. I really need to try a yucca...

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    1. Good god yes you do!!! What's taken you so long?

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  5. Stunning combination! The shiny burgundy leaves of the canna look like stained glass with the sun shining through them and the contrast with the glaucous foliage is swoon worthy, to say nothing of the shape contrasts.

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    1. I should have had you write the caption for the photo!

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  6. This photo needs to be on a calendar, or maybe have a print made to hang on the wall. Such a dynamic combo!

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    1. Feel free to do any of the above ricki!

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous! stunning combination

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  8. Wonderful combination - clever you

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  9. What a beautiful assembly of plants. The purple/silver combination is great, I'll have to think up some plants too that will do that. I planted a Cotinus this year that would look good with some silvers. I looked up the Yucca rostrata and it slowly gets taller, so I'm wondering how this will look in a few years. I suppose it would slowly exceed the canna in height.

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    1. Oh yes a cotinus with some silver/blue plants would look lovely. And you're right about the yucca getting taller, but I think the canna's will will in the short term. They've grown about 5" just since I took that picture!

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  10. That Canna gives quite a punch, nice play of textures.

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    1. Thank you...good old canna, you never know when you'll need one.

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  11. A hot combo, one photo speaks volumes!

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    1. Thanks guys...and one photo is so uncharacteristic for me!

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  12. That's a pretty fabulous combo, Loree.

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