Once again , it is the time of the month when Christina asks us to have a look at the foliage in the garden, rather than the flowers. It has been difficult to photograph the foliage without flowers creeping into the photos, there are so many of them, I did try to avoid them.
I like to go for combinations of different foliage, hosta with ferns and astilbe.
From the bottom, fern with pulmonaria, hellebore, and Gallium odoratum in the background with white flowers.
Astilbe with Rogersia.
The same Rogersia with Iris behind.
Ignore the flowers, the leaves of the Zantedeschia measure at least 21 inches, they are huge!
Fern and Iris pseudacorus variegata
A mass of foliage from Acanthus mollis.
Acanthus mollis in the foreground with Crocosmia Lucifer behind.
Cardoon contrasting with everything around it.
The yellow foliage of Fuchsia Genii
Santolina Lemon Fizz
Darmera peltata behind the scree.
This Zantedeschia is planted in the paving beside the scree, all the water drains here, but the leaves are only a tiny 7 inches compared to the ones in the bog.
Rosa glauca with Cotinus in the background.
I just love the ruffles on this fern, they catch the little light that there is in the woodland.
Hosta June looking happy on the rockery, but is that a bit of bindweed I see?
Hellebore with foliage of Hemerocallis.
I feel that I’m lucky in having inherited so many shady and boggy areas, as there is such an amazing selection of wonderful foliage that can be used to form interest when flowers are in short supply. In contrast, I struggle in sunny areas to find interesting foliage!
Thanks Christina at My Hesperides Garden for getting us to look at our foliage, do pay her a visit to see foliage from around the world.