A Stormy Day for Fine Foliage

As the temperatures plummet here in the northeast this is a wonderful read on the importance of colorful foliage in the garden…I enjoyed this post so much that I am sharing it with my readers. I am hoping they enjoy it as much as I did!

Fine Foliage

Stormy Day Fine Foliage Left to right;‘Rainbow’ Leaucothoeis showing off some new cold weather burgundy foliage for winter. A favorite conifer Thuja Occidentalis ‘Rheingold’is coloring up nicely for winter as it warms up with orange and amber tones. My STAR conifer in this bed is Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ‘Wissel’s Saguaro’he is growing in nicely! Miscanthus sinensis ‘Morning Light’is a soft accent texture in the small bed with its swaying plumes. Osmanthus ‘Goshiki’is the toughest character in this little gang, drought tolerant with foliage that has interesting color changes through the entire year. Down low is Nandina ‘Gulf Stream’giving a bold red uplight to the group next to the more somber deep tones of the ‘Crimson Pygmy’ Barberry.

When rain, wind and flooding storms are pummeling both the East and West coasts at the same time, it can seem like there is no reason to find joy in…

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