It is time to join Christina‘s Garden Bloggers Foliage Day (GBFD), a monthly tribute to foliage.
Euphorbia ‘Blackbird’ has been a rewarding addition to the garden this year and GBFD would not be complete without including it. The tips have deepened to a captivating, velvety red.
The leaves of this Wintergreen boxwood have taken on a bronze hue for winter.
This bronzing effect is a normal coloration change for this shrub, but it seems more noticeable this year.
The bluish-gray leaves of Artemisia ‘Powis Castle’ (Wormwood) are unaffected so far by the cold.
This Ilex crenatea ‘Drops of Gold’ (Japanese Holly) was planted in front of the house in October. It lost some of its gold leaves from the stem tips a few weeks ago, but the plant seems to have stabilized now. It formed attractive, black berries, but only a few.
Mounds of Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion) catch late afternoon sunlight along the Southern side path.
A pot of mixed sedum adds texture and interest to a corner just inside the garden gate.
Fern-like leaves of Tanacetum vulgare (Tansy) offer surprisingly fresh greenery to the southwest corner.
Daffodils already are sending up leaves beneath the brittle canes of Lantana camara (Common lantana). The lantana will be pruned back hard in early spring.
This cheerful little mound of green is Iberis Sempervirens. Although Iberis died out in the meditation circle this summer, it is growing in several other spots around the garden. This one may be blooming soon.
This potted geranium’s leaf is punctuated with tangerine edges and strongly outlined veins.
Thanks to Christina of Creating My Own Garden of the Hesperides for hosting Garden Bloggers Foliage Day (GBFD) each month. Check out her foliage observations and those of other GBFD participants.