Did you know that there was another foliage meme? This one falls on the 22nd of each month and is hosted by Christina (Creating My Own Garden of the Hesperides). It is called Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day, or GBFD. I’m happy to join in, ‘cuz foliage is my thing and Christina’s garden is a constant source of inspiration. Doubling up this time with Anna’s (Flutter and Hum) Wednesday Vignette. When I fill pots for summer interest, there are a few flowers for accent, but most of the emphasis is on foliage. Here Sedum ‘Cherry Truffle’ is combined with one of the many plants referred to as ‘Dusty Miller’ (sorry I can’t be more specific). Water droplets collect in the sedum and echo the solar light globe that shares the pot.
Dusty’s found the perfect companion !
Dusty has so many aliases, it’s hard to pin him down.
Beautiful combo! Two of my favorite colors in the garden.
Those are lovely together. Someone gave me my “Dusty Miller” and it’s definitely perennial where I live. Tried for a while to track down it’s botanical name but without success, so I’ve returned to just calling it “Dusty Miller” again like the person who passed it along. I’ve also grown an annual called “Dusty Miller.”
I googled Dusty Miller and found images of at least a dozen different leaf types that go by that common name. The one thing they do have in common is the color. Latinly nameless or not, I’ll take it.
OOOh La La! Love it, Rickii! That Sedum is simply delicious. A perfect match with the Dusty Miller, which I just love.
The sedum has refrained from blooming but that must be how it earned its name. I would have given it something dark and mysterious.
Subdued and elegant, whereas mine was loud and assertive. I think I used to have one of those silver Dusties…but it met its match in one of the cold winters we had. Always wanted another one, but never saw it again. It’s very pretty!
You have to hang out in lowlier garden centers to find some of the ordinary stuff, but that’s how I reward myself for grocery shopping.
That’s a great combination – the light globe adds the perfect frosty touch. I’ve recently fallen in love with good old dusty miller, a plant I once dismissed as ordinary. Mine, a perennial form, used to be classified as Senecio cineraria but has been reclassified as Jacobaeus maritima, something, coincidentally, I learned from Christina.
Good job of keeping track. I think mine came from one of those places where labeling is given short shrift. Even the big box stores are beginning to take it more seriously, though.
Silver and purple is always a great combination Ricki. I grow several Artemesia (your Dusty Miller) but none are quite the same as yours. Thanks for joining GBFD this month, I think there’s space for two foliage memes as foliage is so important, when I began mine I was unaware of the other.
I kept trying to combine the two, then thought why not just do both. Because yes, the foliage is where I put most of my effort.
I did know about the GBFD meme and participate occasionally. I’m fond of all types of pastry, including your ‘Cherry Truffle’.
It looks like it’s getting ready to bloom, so I guess I’ll find out if the flowers are the cherry to go with the truffle leaves.
Nice looking couple!
More compatible than most couples I know.