Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Foliage Follow Up 3.16.2011

Foliage plays a big role in every garden, and mine is no exception. In March, the emphasis is on emergence, and I'm always thrilled to see the forms and colors that appear as plants thrust themselves out of the ground.

Here are a few favorites:
Allium sp.  I love the little hair -like structures along the edge of the leaves. Details, details...
Galium oderatum (sweet woodruff) These fresh green rosettes are so sweet.
Tradescantia occidentalis (native spiderwort) Isn't that royal purple color fantastic?!
Tulipa sp (perhaps 'Red Riding Hood'?) Who needs flowers with stripy foliage like this?
Doesn't look too exciting now, but these leaves herald the arrival of the bright red species tulips to come.
What's emerging in your garden today?
Please be sure and visit Pam at Digging for more fabulous foliage from gardens near and far!

4 comments:

Pam/Digging said...

Those fresh green leaves herald good things to come, don't they? But you're right---many of these leaves are so pretty you don't even need the promise of flowers to come. Thanks for celebrating foliage with me, Jocelyn!

RBell said...

Nice shots of the sprouts - love the color & detail.

Jocelyn H. Chilvers said...

My pleasure, Pam - thanks for the inspiration!

RBell: glad you enjoyed the photos and thanks for stopping by. Tune in Friday for some more arty foliage shots!

Blackswamp_Girl said...

I have species tulips with foliage like that--and I think the same thing! Love that allium, too. Do you happen to know what kind it is?