Alright, one final wishlist submit from me, your GPOD editor… This time I’m trying previous flowers to foliage that I need to add to the backyard. Everybody is aware of that foliage is the guts of a well-designed backyard because it lasts a lot longer than flowers. BUT I’m very responsible of being seduced by fairly flowers, so I want to essentially give attention to stepping up my foliage recreation this 12 months.
What are your favourite foliage vegetation? Ship in images, we’d like to see them!
This conifer is Pinus contorta ‘Chief Joseph’ (Zone 5 – 8). In the summertime, it seems completely regular. However within the winter, the needles flip this good yellow. It’s gradual rising, and wishes some safety from direct solar within the winter to maintain from burning, however wow, what a coloration! The burlap behind it on this picture is to present it a little bit of shade. I took this picture at Hidden Lake Gardens in Michigan.
One other favourite with yellow foliage… Aralia ‘Solar King’ (Zone 4 – 8). Exhausting to beat that coloration! I really planted one among these final 12 months, however it’s nonetheless small… it takes time to construct as much as this enormous specimen I noticed in a backyard in Virginia.
I took this picture of a dahlia at Chicago Botanic Gardens, I simply beloved the wealthy darkish coloration of the foliage contrasting with the brilliant yellow flowers! Sadly, I uncared for to take an image of the label, so I’m making an attempt to determine the range. I THINK it could be ‘Glad Days Yellow’.
Begonia grandis (Zone 5 – 9) might be essentially the most chilly hardy begonia on the market. The small pink flowers are fairly, however the foliage is absolutely the star, I like how the backs of the leaves are purple.
Bowman’s root (Porteranthus trifoliatus, Zone 4 – 8) is a superb perennial native to jap North America. I’ve at all times loved is fairly white flowers within the spring, however by no means realized that the autumn coloration was so good! It is a clump I noticed on the Lurie Backyard in Chicago.
This will likely seem like a clump of grass that’s useless and brown for the winter… however really, it’s a sedge (Carex buchananii, Zone 6 – 9) and it seems like this all summer season! Some hate it… I like it. It is a patch from my previous backyard, the place it was a favourite snoozing spot for me cat. Time to plant extra in my present area.
Rex begonia vine (Cissus discolor, Zone 9 – 11) is a beautiful vine I’ve beloved each time I’ve seen it at public gardens, however I’ve by no means really grown it myself. That foliage is simply unbelievable!
Okay, one final picture, and this isn’t fairly foliage… but it surely isn’t flowers both. Reasonably, the good fruit of winter berry holly (Ilex verticillata, Zone 3 – 9). That is native to a large swath of North America. And such a terrific plant. I don’t know why I don’t have any at dwelling! Want to repair that this 12 months.
Winter is at all times a gradual time for GPOD submissions, so when you’ve been laying aside submitting, please ship in some images now! In case your backyard is dormant for the winter, it’s the prefect time to look by means of your images from hotter instances and ship us a few of your favorites.
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