A cloudy and wet spring and early summer has gifted my garden with foliage growth galore. Joining in for Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day, many thanks to Christina at Creating my own garden of the Hesperides for the opportunity to laud fabulous foliage in the garden.
Toward the back of my large perennial garden, the Frostweed, Verbesina virginica, are towering over the sprinkling of blooms from the coral Autumn sage, Salvia greggii, Purple Coneflower, Echinacea purpurea, and the Heartleaf Skullcap, Scutellaria ovata, as well as a Century Plant Agave americana, happily situated in a re-purposed bird bath.
Turning to the right, fab foliage continues with Iris straps fronting a red containerized Yucca filamentosa ‘Golden Sword’, paired with a cobalt-blue potted, but grey-leafed Ghost Plant, Graptopetalum paraguayense.
The handsome Soft Leaf Yucca, Yucca recurvifolia completes the spiky vignette.
Stepping back from that shot, the Heartleaf Skullcap foliage and bloom panicles add some spice to the scene, while the Purple Coneflowers add a bit of sugar to the shot.
With some twisty fun in a sparkly container, the Corkscrew Rush, Juncus effusus spiralis, has revelled in the wet year and this gardener has enjoyed not watering it!
Corkscrew Rush is a bog plant, but I grow two of them in pots and except for once or twice per week hand watering during a normal Texas summer, this plant is an easy one for the garden.
Lastly, the Purple Heart, Setcreasea pallida, is a hardy Mexican native, naturalized throughout much of South and Central Texas and an excellent shade-tolerant groundcover. With more sun, charming pink flowers appear which are favored by honeybees. This quirky set of ceramic totems play in this patch.
So much foliage, so little time! Check out other June foliage delights at Creating my own garden of the Hesperides and good GBFD to you!