I seem to be into muted colors lately..a visual cool down for these super-hot summer days.
I planted Viburnum ‘Blue Muffin’ for the berries. This is the first year that I got to them before the birds made off with them.
The little Sputnik pods are from Carex greyi.
I had to fight the bees for this one.
There are only a few stems in my big patch of ‘Alexander’ that retain the white margins. Most have reverted to all green. Some NOID Hosta leaves carry out the theme.
Now lets see…what else is in there? Several stems of Sedum ‘Jade Frost’ and some Amsonia foliage…all assembled in a cut glass rose bowl which has, so far, never been used for roses. I’m playing catch-up, but you can still click over to Rambling in the Garden for In a Vase on Monday.
Now here’s my latest purchase…
and the inspiration for that purchase growing in the gardens of Joy Creek.
Here’s a close-up of that humungous specimen. It occasionally sends out green shoots that are immediately lopped off to maintain the integrity of the snowy mass. I’ll never see mine reach these proportions, but it’s all about the journey, right? Just ask Pam, over at Digging when you click through to see her Foliage Follow-Up.