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Monday, May 7, 2012

The Leaves Have It

Picking your plants for form and texture is an important part of your perennial garden. So on this Monday morning, it’s images and shapes to give you an idea of why I’m saying the ‘Leaves Have it.’

This image of a Hosta ‘Paul's Glory’, voted Hosta of the Year in 1999 is in its early season leaf flush.  This hardy perennial is easy to grow and has a long seasonal display with the best part surprising you later in the season; its variegated leaves.

Lupines have an extremely distinctive leaf. This form is what you’ll see before it sends up its tall spikes, giving you a beauty of a blossom.

Now you can see why we love Epimediums. The foliage is its most astounding feature! Hope some of you made it to the Garden Vision Nursery Open House. There’s still next weekend.

When we think Siberian Iris, striking purple flowers unfurling in the garden may be what first comes to mind. A bit of an old-fashion perennial, we shouldn’t overlook this ‘blade of grass’ texture in our borders. It gives impressive vertical accent!

Let’s end the post with an Albert Schweitzer quote. “Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make you wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf.” That’s the simple outcome for this beautiful sunny Monday morning – the leaves have it!

All images by Greg Bilowz

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sheds garden said...

Lovely page! I really like the photos you shared. Thanks!

Unknown said...

Thank You Sheds Garden. Glad you enjoyed Greg's photos.

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