Friday, June 04, 2010

Friday Afternoon Garden Club 6.4.2010

Salvia argentea

It’s FAC time in The Art Garden! Grab your favorite beverage and pull up a chair. You didn’t really want to work this afternoon anyway, did you? Leave a comment to join the garden party. Today’s topic:

Silvery-gray, woolly plants like the silver sage, above, are some of my garden favorites. The neutral foliage color works well with both warm and cool flower hues, and can be a great visual unifier when used repeatedly throughout the landscape. This kind of foliage also offers winter interest; not truly evergreen, but certainly ever-present. What are some of your favorite gray leaved perennials?


Anonymous said...

Fab plant. Not grown it for years. Don't think it likes UK wet!
Salix exigua
Convolv. cneorum
Lav Richard Gray
Sant pinnata neapolitana
Anaphallis margaretacea
Oh stop me someone!

Jocelyn H. Chilvers said...

My other favorite, Verbascum bombyciferum, wouldn't like the UK wet either! Thanks for visiting...

Les said...

Iris germanica
Phlomis fruticosa
Corydalis heterocarpa
Ajania pacifica
Macleaya cordata

Jocelyn H. Chilvers said...

And the hits just keep on comin'!
I'll add one more to the list: giant lamb's ears, Stachys byzantia 'Helene von Stein'