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U.S.A., Washington State. USDA zone 8a. Sunset climate zone 5

Monday, September 16, 2013

Foliage September-2013

I join  Pam Penick for September Foliage Follow-Up.

 Native Western Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum) 

 Chinese Rhubarb (Rheum palmatum var. tanguticum). (Yes, growing in a container).

 Colocasia E.'Mojito' - named after the Cuban mixed drink. Dark spots on green leaves.

 Colocasia esculenta 

 Tetrapanax 'Steroidal Giant'

 Hebe speciosa 'Tricolor'

Alchemilla mollis (Lady's mantle)


 Succulent NOID

 Sedum burrito

 Fern Dryopteris koidzumiana (Koidzuma's Wood Fern)
Produces stunning brick-red new growth.

 Stachys bisantina (Lamb's Ear)

 Coleus 'Kong Red'

 Hebe pimeleoides 'Quicksilver' - my favorite

Senecio mandraliscae  'Blue Finger' - Blue-grey fleshy leaves and small white flowers.


***Copyright 2013 TatyanaS

25 comments:

  1. Beautiful different foliages! Here also many not so hardy plants, do you have a greenhouse, to store them in winter? The Colocasia E. 'Mojito' is new to me, interesting and the woodfern with the redbrown leaves is a realy beauty!

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    1. Thank you Janneke! I do have some tropical looking plants, and most of them are hardy in our not-so-cold winter. We don't have a greenhouse. I can overwinter some plants in our unheated garage. If they can't be overwintered, they can be used as annuals.

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  2. There is still so much beautiful foliage out there! My Rheum palmatum is looking pretty tired, though. Yours still looks so nice and fresh. Maybe it's easier to keep it well watered in a container?

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    1. Hi Alison! That Rheum is a lucky guy - it is located near one of the water outlets and is watered regularly. It also enjoys some morning sun. I haven't found a space for it in the ground yet, and maybe, it is good for it!

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  3. Love your foliage pictures! Such a variety.

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  4. Delicious macros! That first image of the fern frond unfurling resembles some sort of sea creature, don't you think?

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  5. What a fresh, strong and healthy green!

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  6. Terrific example as to why our gardens don't have to be all about flowers.

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    1. Alistair, thanks! It took me some time to understand that, but I'm glad I got it!

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  7. OMG Tatyana, they are all spectacular, wonder why i haven't been here lately! The light, the patterns, the raindrops, everything splendid. I already know that about your shots long ago, but now they seem very new for me again. My difficulty in downloading your heavy pictures maybe heightened more my enthusiasm, haha! That Caladium I love to have too.

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    1. Andrea! Long time! Thanks for your comment! I know that my pictures are huge, but I can't force myself to return to smaller ones; I love big pictures!

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  8. Hi Tatjana, very interesting and beautiful shots of foliage! To me foliage is as important as flowers. I especially love the Chinese rhubarb and the colocasias. Unfortunately many big foliage plants don't like it very much here in Southern California, because of the dry heat.
    Christina

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    1. Christina, thanks! I wish I could overwinter colocasia, but so far, I haven't had any success with it.

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  9. Tatyana, your skill with the camera always amazes me! You've captured some gorgeous foliage! Thanks for the eye candy!

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  10. Nobody does photography like you my friend. Absolutely stunning. (I think I need one of those rhubarb plants. :)

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    1. Grace, thanks! I haven't found a spot in the ground for that Rhubarb yet, but I think it looks great even in the container!

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  11. From the first to the last your pictures are amazing, Tatyana. The sword fern has to be my favorite. P. x

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    1. Pam, thank you! Cameras help us to see these wonderful details which our unarmed eyes can't see.

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  12. Fabulous photos, Tatyana! I am lover of fine foliage, and I appreciate you close look at details we often miss.

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  13. Your foliage is a work of art in each picture!!

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