Wednesday, December 16, 2009

foliage follow-up to bloom day

our huge old sycamore

Pam at Digging now invites us to start celebrating our foliage the day after Carol's monthly garden bloggers' bloom day. I agree that blooms shouldn't get all the spotlight!

my neighbors' huge old sycamores

gray santolina and rosemary

potted olive tree with rosemary and Mexican feathergrass


Like the olive tree, santolina, and lavender, softleaf yucca is in the gray/blue spectrum of greens, but those cool tones don't seem to make me feel colder on gray chilly days like today.

Although the purple fountaingrass has faded for winter, it's still a nice contrast to some of the cooler toned evergreens.


TexasDeb said...

What a great celebration of of the unsung color heroes of our winter season. I agree - good idea - a tribute to leafy contributions is just the thing!

Iris said...

TexasDeb--Yep, I'm happy to be reminded to be grateful for the leafy things in winter!

Pam/Digging said...

I love those cool greens and green-blues and have a lot in my garden too. They really shine in the summertime, and in winter they tend to stay evergreen (or ever-silver), keeping things interesting. Thanks for participating in Foliage Follow-Up, Iris!

Iris said...

Hi Pam--I do love how those silvery-blue-greens tend to be evergreens. I have some bush germanders that I didn't photograph this time, but they've really grown up and grown more intense in color with our rains!