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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Foliage Follow-Up, April 17, 2016

This is my Foliage Follow-up post, following my April GBBD post, thanks to hostess Pam at Digging.  Foliage is the backbone of the garden, and by April there is a lot of nice fresh spring foliage.  Some I most admire are the Japanese Maples, purchased as 4"potted trees.   The largest is Amber Ghost-

Purple Ghost, being trained to a more upright position, it doesn't retain the red foliage in summer but has glorious red fall foliage, more than Amber Ghost-

The newest little Sister Ghost with lovely variegation, it at least lives up to its name-


Then there are 2 cutleaf weeping Japanese maples, this one is more orange-



I have tried to shape the interior-

New foliage on the Huckleberry has bronzy tones-

Hellebores turn into great foliage plants after blooming-

A vigorous shiny-leaved bright green shrub with foliage great in a vase yearround, and that spreads by suckering, very tough, Lonicera nitida, also available in a variegated form that is not as vigorous-

My latest Manzanita aquisition from Hortlandia, still small and not as hardy as the other 4 so planted on the east side of my house hoping for protection there from cold-

Arctostaphylos pajaroensis 'Myrtle Wolf'


What foliage do you find particularly inviting now?    Hannah

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8 comments:

  1. I love Acers and will absolutely have more than just the two I have for now. There are soooo many to choose from! Loved all three of your ghosts but the huge one (palmatum?) was amazing! I have a Japanese inspired flowerbed and I am looking for a couple of acers to fit in there – not too big ones :-)
    I am watching the new leaves of my rose ‘Rob Roy’ unfurling these days, and it is an exquisitely dark red colour on both stems and leaves. Absolutely gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks, Helene, I like all the Acers, the two cutleaf weeping Japanese maples are Acer palmatum var dissectum. They were here when we bought the house 22 years ago so I'm not sure just how much older than that they are. I know some Acers do grow smaller, good luck. Your Japanese garden looks exquisite with the black pots.

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  2. Beautiful leaves on those maples - color and shape!
    Have a great week!
    Lea

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    1. Thanks Lea, I'm so wanting Sister Ghost to get bigger with those gorgeious variegated leaves, she is only a foot tall.

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  3. Just beautiful trees with all the blossoms.

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    1. Thanks, Linda, isn't spring grand!

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  4. I LOVE your Japanese Maples, lovely photos! I have one as an experiment; Central Texas isn't the ideal environment for them but I'm hopeful. :-)

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    1. Thanks, Wendy, I'm happy they are doing well for me, I can't wait for the tiny Sister Ghost to get big enough to look like a tree. The other 2 Ghost varieties also started out very small, but are now becoming more like trees, which is fun but perplexing how to prune and shape them.

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