Welcome to GBFD, when I encourage you think about the effect foliage has on the overall design of your garden. You are welcome to write about any foliage, it doesn’t have to be a plant you have only for its foliage interest, better perhaps if you think about a plan that flowers for a limited time but its foliage is beautiful or interesting or makes an interesting form for a longer period.
Today just a few view general views of the garden that demonstrate just how important foliage is in my garden.
The small island in my garden has only Sisyrinchium striatum flowering at the moment along with Stipa gigantea, whose panicles are spectacular at present. The whole island still looks fresh and full showing that flowers are an added ingredient in a planting scheme rather than of prime importance. Don’t panic I’m not advocating having a flowerless garden just suggesting that if you don’t think even just a little about the foliage you won’t be entirely satisfied with your planting schemes and maybe you won’t realise quite why you are dissatisfied.
May is the month when almost every plant I have flowers, or so it seems! But even with the colour from the roses, etc. etc the predominant colour is green!
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Today is Thursday so I can’t miss showing you the slope today. I mentioned last week that some new plants were beginning to make their presence felt.
Yesterday was the hottest day of the year so far, so from a very pleasant couple of days at the beginning of the week it looks like we might be heading into summer (I do hope not yet). What’s the weather giving you at the moment, rain, sun, wind? Let me know it’s always lovely to know what you are experiencing.