Nicki’s Foliage Favorites – FineGardening

In the present day’s photographs are from Nicki Snoblin in Lake Bluff, Illinois. We’ve visited their backyard earlier than (Nicki’s New Backyard Challenge and Fall in Nicki’s Backyard ) and right this moment Nicki is sharing some foliage vegetation that they love.

close up of pink tricolor beech foliage

These beautiful leaves are from the tricolor beech (Fagus sylvatica ‘Tricolor’, Zone 4 – 8). This can be a uncommon number of the European seashore. The traditional species simply has inexperienced leaves, then there may be the copper beech which has darkish purple-brown foliage, and this plant is a variegated model of that. When the leaves come out within the spring they’re dramatic darkish facilities with glowing pink edges. Because the leaves mature, particularly these in additional shade, the height shades into cream, giving a tricolored impact. These are leaves that can outshine most flowers.

red Japanese maple growing next to green hosta

A cut-leaf Japanese maple (Acer palmatum, Zone 5 – 9) juxtaposed with Hosta (Zone 4 – 9). Every thing about these two leaves distinction with one another – the maple darkish, and delicate whereas the hosta is gentle inexperienced and daring. Placing the 2 collectively makes every of them shine.

long garden bed full of foliage plants along a wooden fence

There are virtually no flowers on this mattress, however there isn’t a want. Beginning with the tricolor seashore leaves on the appropriate, there may be a lot coloration and texture and distinction from foliage that this planting stays stunning and thrilling.

close up of yellow flower next to flowering hosta

Ligularia (Ligularia dentata, Zone 3 – 8). The yellow daisy flowers look a bit of tousled and messy, however it’s onerous to beat that lush foliage. The darkish coloration of the leaves helps the variegated hosta subsequent to them look even brighter.

close up of Tiger Eye sumac in fall

Tiger Eye sumac (Rhus typhina ‘Balitiger’, Zone 4 – 8) within the fall giving good orange coloration.

close up of sedum with dark foliage

Darkish moody succulent foliage from Sedum ‘Dazzleberry’ (Zone 4 – 9)


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