Monday, August 18, 2014

Foliage Plants -Foliage Follow Up- August 2014

Pam at Digging has a monthly meme about foliage. I wanted to share my last two acquisitions that fit the meme.  This Golden Dwarf Hinoki Cypress. It absolutely gleems in the sun. 
I have it situated with red, blue pink and white foliage plants.
The other aquisition is this Emeral Spreader Yew 'Monloo'. I know yews are a bit out of vogue but this one has the tiniest little leaves. It doesn't get too big and I fell in love with that deep green color. It will bring a sense of calm as it...
 sits at the south end of this line of various colors of foliage. I think it will bring a calm to the situation. 
What sort of foliage plants do you have in your garden?

16 comments:

  1. Looks lovely! I like yews and really don't care what's in vogue or not. that dwarf is really nice

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  2. I love, love, love leaves!!! Yours are very beautiful and I cant say I have ever seen the top two! Yeah! Love all of your groupings in lower photo, Lisa! As usual, a lovely garden, girl!!! :)

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  3. Love your combinations Lisa.
    Conifers pines etc are out of vogue here but I still plants. I love the fact they give winter interest and lovely structure to a garden.

    Maples are my key foliage plants because of the autumnal colours. It should be a good year for them, I am so looking forward to autumn :)

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  4. I love the color of the cypress. I wish I had more room for conifers.

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  5. Well, you probably know by now that I absolutely LOVE foliage plants. My summer stand outs are Caladiums... they make my garden shine all summer long with so many unique varieties. I love the color of your dwarf cypress and that last photo is beaming with foliage love!

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  6. I love those Hinoki cypresses. Very pretty!

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  7. I love that little yew! You have some really nice plant combinations with great foliage.

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  8. Love the color of your new cypress! I find myself drawn to evergreens with chartreuse or blue-green needles. The little yew is cute, too, especially since he's supposed to stay small. We're still trying to figure out how to dig up the remains of our over-grown yews--we may have to rent a backhoe!

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  9. Are they really out of fashion? They are so novel to me, as a Southwestern gardener, and seem totally fresh! See, it's all in how you approach it, Lisa. Thanks for joining in. I added your link to the comments of my Foliage post so that others can find it too.

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  10. Your garden is gorgeous!

    We have lots of pines, though our complex manager has made it his business to chop down as many as possible. So love the fragrance, the shade, the music of the pines.

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  11. Nice cypress. Is that the mature size? In my garden the main foliage plants are the grasses, ferns, epimedium, and wild ginger.

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  12. Dear Lisa - both of these plants look lovely. I didn't know yews were out of vogue - who cares!! I have lots of hosta for my foliage plants. They really do well in my dry shade. Have a great week-end.

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  13. Hanoki cypress are my favorite trees. I still have one hanging on here in partial shade. It's way too hot for them in Oklahoma. Love yours. I also still like yews, and that one with the tiny leaves is darling. Happy foliage!~~Dee

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  14. I love Hinoki cypress. I bought one several years ago, spending more than I usually do, but when spring arrived after its first winter I found it eaten down to a nubbin by deer. I have to wait for a different deer free site before I plant it again. Which I hope to do.

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  15. Love evergreens but I'm only just learning how to use them to best effect. I have a hinoke cypress too but still haven't figured out a final placement for it. I like how you looked for complementary colours to bring out the gold.

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  16. My similar Chamaecyparis did not fare well after last winter. Lost a lot of foliage but seems to be coming back slowly. I think that should be less of a problem as you are a bit warmer than me. And I adore Monloo. We bought a second one last year. Ours first one is 11 years old and has spread horizontally quite a lot. But as it has an irregular shape it is easy to prune to control size.

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