foliage follow-up

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We plant for year-round interest and use lots of conifers, so winter is when it shines.

Thujopsis dolobrata 'Variegata'

Thujopsis dolobrata ‘Variegata’

This is the latest addition, said to reach 30′ x 12′. Placed against the background of a pair of already immense, dark cedars, the white variegation should show up dramatically.

Sempervivum 'Topaz'

Sempervivum ‘Topaz’

At ground level, ‘Topaz’ is a favorite of the many Hens & Chicks tucked in here and there.

Mahonia 'Arthur Menzies'

Mahonia ‘Arthur Menzies’

Which is not to say that I fail to appreciate the occasional blossom when it shows up. With the mild November we have been having, Arthur has at long last made it past the early budding phase. Once again, Pam invites us to celebrate foliage in our gardens and I am only too happy to, once again, gratefully accept.

17 thoughts on “foliage follow-up

  1. That first shot is wonderful! It makes me wish I’d planted more conifers in my garden, though I do have a lot of evergreens. Always time for change, though. I love Thujopsis. Your variegated one is beautiful.

  2. Evergreens can be underrated by those who live in a temperate climate, for me they are the most important things in the garden. Watching a new tree grow is a fascinating experience.

  3. My mahonias are blooming too. I always enjoy the spray of yellow amid the dark green leaves. And if I could grow more conifers here in central Texas, I surely would. Your variegated Thujopsis looks lovely.

  4. My mahonias are blooming too. I always enjoy the spray of yellow amid the dark green leaves. And if I could grow more conifers here in central Texas, I surely would. Your variegated Thujopsis looks lovely.

  5. My mahonias are blooming too. I always enjoy the spray of yellow amid the dark green leaves. And if I could grow conifers here in central Texas, I surely would. Your variegated Thujopsis looks lovely.

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