Since the beginning of this year, I've added several new foliage plants to the garden, including:
|Acacia cognata 'Cousin Itt', the 3rd added to my back border|
|Ajuga reptans 'Catlin's Giant', added around the flagstone pathway in the side yard (Sure, it flowers too, but I grow it mainly for the textured, purple-infused foliage)|
|'Florida Sun Jade' coleus (Solenostemon scutellariodes), currently the star attraction in a pot also containing a Japanese maple and a fuchsia|
|Coprosma repens 'Plum Hussey' and peppermint-scented Pelargonium tomentosum, merging together prettily in the side yard|
|3 Hypericum x moserianum 'Tricolor', slowly spreading in my back border|
|Strobilanthus dyeranus (aka Persian Shield), used to replace flowering plants in 2 large pots|
|Stipa tenuissima (Mexican feather grass), added to the 3 placed in the back border last year|
I added Rumex to the vegetable garden mainly to add foliage interest to a bed otherwise dominated by rather common vegetables:
|Rumex 'Raspberry Dressing'|
I also recently also picked up an interesting Chinese Evergreen for the living room. Maybe a house plant shouldn't count for the purposes of a foliage follow-up post but it's too pretty to exclude.
|Aglaonema (no ID on the variety but it may be 'Siam Pearl')|
As a play on blending the inside and the outside, I also took some pictures of foliage visible from inside my living room. Unfortunately, they didn't turn out very well - in addition to finding a way to manage window glare, I seriously need to spend some time cleaning my windows.
|Persicaria 'Red Dragon', photographed from the inside of a dirty window|
You can see foliage highlights of other gardeners' foliage selections on Pam's blog, Digging. Thanks for visiting my blog.