Head feeling a little woozy after over-indulging in the glut of blossoms in yesterday’s GBBD posts? Pam has come up with the perfect tonic to set you straight. Here are a few of mine before you skip on over there to see what she has up her sleeve for July.
Ceanothus impressus ‘Victoria’
A prostrate ceanothus…that’s all I know about it
Ceanothus x ‘Blue Jeans’ By having several of the California lilacs, the bloom time spreads over a long time, but what I really like about them is their shiny, year-round foliage: a little different on each variety, but still recognizable.
Cotinus ‘Purple Robe’
Ginko biloba (still a mere baby)
Tetrapanex papyriferus ‘Steroid Giant’ Giant? Hardly! Will this ever become the towering grove of mammoth leaves I envisioned (and was warned about) when I planted it in 2009? Oh well, they are pretty little things, just not what I expected.
I keep dividing my Phlomus russeliana. The new divisions are foliage plants for a while. The leaves are just a little bit fuzzy.
I could go on and on when it comes to foliage, but must remember that old show biz adage: “always leave ’em wanting more”. If you really still want more, pop on over to Digging.
Have always loved Ginkgo trees; such unusually shaped leaves. And then there’s that lovely yellow fall color. Great plant.
Wonder what’s up with your Tetrapanax. Hopefully we’ll get some warm weather and it will take off. Great foliage follow up!
Your Tetra and mine look about the same… cute and small! I know we have to be patient, but I’m with you in looking forward to a non-stop forest of crazy-big leaves.
I’d love to know the name of your prostrate Ceanothus: I somehow understood (apparently incorrectly) that most of the prostrate forms were less hardy. I know your temps and conditions are a bit more trying than those of us in the flatlands of Portland, so it’s great to see it flourishing for you.
Oh, you have a ginkgo! They are so beautiful. I have seen 2 or 3 in Austin over the years — rare enough to excite me when I see one. Your other foliage choices are interesting too. Thanks for joining in again!
RBell~Guess that’s why so many artists use those leaves for inspiration.
Grace~Warm weather? It’s been raining hgard all morning.
Jane~ I’ll see what I can find out. We got it from Joy Creek and it got through last winter, no problem.
Pam~And thank YOU…for hosting, and for stopping by.