Friday, May 16, 2014

Foliage Follow Up May 2014

It's still spring here on The Edge. Leaves are still unfurling and a few plants have yet to poke their heads above the soil [I'm looking at YOU, Asclepias].

This is a new Agastache [Bolero]. Most of my Agastaches just have a few leaves up so far.

Baptisia australis is a wonderful plant but it gets big and floppy. I think I have a few more days to get the supports in before it gets too big - it's growing like a, well, native wildflower. 

Fern, unk sp [unknown species]. This is a volunteer that started to grow along my foundation. The woods behind my house contain quite a few different species of fern so I suspect that's where this one came from. The new growth doesn't form traditional fiddleheads but I like it!

Heuchera Midnight Rose. I have quite a few different Heucheras  around the garden but it got too dark last night before I could finish taking pictures.

Epimedium lostus tagus. The Husband likes Epimedium but I think it's because of their common name.
You know the one.
Horny Goat Weed.

Physocarpus Diablo - one of my favorite shrubs! Gorgeous color all summer, it provides an excellent backdrop to my Butterfly Bush, Buddleia Evil Ways [they SOUND like they go together, don't they? Evil Ways has bright yellow-green leaves and I love, love, love the high contrast in leaf color between these two. No photos of Evil Ways - it's just starting to leaf out.]

Penstemon Husker Red. A nice little plant in my yard, the bane of my persnickety neighbor's lawn.
I'm not going to fret about that, though, it's revenge for him parking his boat where we get to look at it every time we're in the backyard from Labor Day to Memorial Day every year.

Spirea Magic Carpet. We moved it last year and it's not that happy. I hope it bounces back. I expect it will, Spirea are tough little plants.

Thanks to Pam at Digging for this meme.


  1. Ha! I love the combination of 'Diablo' and 'Evil Ways' - very fun! :-)
    (All the rest of your foliage photos are beautiful, too...)

  2. I'm still waiting for my Asclepias to come up too. I'm thinking many of those east coast natives that I covet perhaps just won't do well here. I started 6 or 7 varieties of Agastache over the last few years but haven't found many that come back the next year, either. Baptisia is very slowly increasing in size, I don't know when it will bloom. As for Epimedium, have you tried the tea for its many health benefits?;-) I've been getting more Spirea, my old bush is still around and I've noticed deer don't seem to bother it.

  3. I like that you put Diablo and Evil Ways together -- very clever. Your husband obviously has a good sense of humor too. :-)