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Foliage Follow Up – July 2011

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Foliage Follow-Up is the brainchild of Pam Penick over at Digging. As Pam states, “it’s a way to remind ourselves of the importance of foliage in the garden”. A very worthwhile task, as foliage is the true star when it comes to interest in the garden. So enjoy these photos, and when your done head over to Digging, and see what is adding interest in Pam’s garden!

Ajuga 'Black Scallop'

Asarum europaem

Hosta siebodiana 'Elegans', Hosta 'Spilt Milk', Actea simplex 'Pink Spike'

Heuchera 'Plum Pudding'

Heuchera 'Caramel'

Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' & Hosta sieboldiana 'Elegans'

Hosta 'Color Glory' & Physocarpus opulifolious 'Summer Wine'

8 Comments
  • Manure Tea Gardening
    Posted at 10:07h, 16 July Reply

    I love the textures and colors <|;-)

    • Scott Hokunson
      Posted at 10:52h, 16 July Reply

      Thanks Annie, they really make the garden inviting, don’t they.

  • Melanie Watts
    Posted at 10:12h, 16 July Reply

    Foliage is what all gardeners pay attention too when they mature 🙂

  • Pam/Digging (Austin, TX)
    Posted at 22:21h, 16 July Reply

    Thanks for joining in this month, Scott. I adore your hostas and especially that stunning Hakonechloa. It’s the plant I’d most love to grow from cooler regions — so beautiful, and such a great groundcover. I shall admire from afar.

    • Scott Hokunson
      Posted at 19:34h, 17 July Reply

      Glad to take part Pam! I’m with you on the Hakone grass, and so are my customers. Rarely does one not gush over it. Great color in the shade garden!

      Thanks for Foliage Follow Up also. Now that I’ve finally posted, I hope to do so more often.

  • Monique
    Posted at 16:52h, 18 July Reply

    Scott these are stunning. I LOVE foliage and really believe that if we design with foliage before flower we get the best gardens ever. My favorite Heuchare is ‘Obsinian’. Have you tried Mukdenia? Great foliage plant! Thanks for this post.
    onique

    • Scott Hokunson
      Posted at 22:52h, 18 July Reply

      Hi Monique, Thank you so much, a very fine compliment coming from you! Obsidian is a great Heuchera, and no I haven’t used Mukdenia yet. Funny you should ask though, I just showed it to a client for a project we will be starting soon. Can’t wait to start using it.

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