Indy Blog, A Nice Green Leaf in the UK was brought to our attention by our good friend Shirl from
Shirl’s Garden Watch. Going out into the garden with camera in hand, it quickly became apparent to us that we tend to choose non green leaves for our foliage plants. Blue, yellow, red or variegated, but very few green leaves inhabit the beds. This is not going to be as easy as first believed. But the Joe-Pye Weed, eupatorium purpureum unfurling its foliage in a spiral pattern caught the eye.
These fireflies are resting on a rose of sharon, hibiscus syriscus, leaf until darkness falls and they can shine their light on.
Foxglove, digitalis purpurea, looks healthy and downy, ready to produce blooms next spring.
Sheffield Pink mum foliage
The rosemary forest topiary above a bed of scotch moss
Blackberry lily, belamcanda
Our most beautiful green leaf, the maidenhair fern is growing happily in the trough planter.
Now what is this doing here? Just to show you that much of our leaf color is not green, these volunteer perilla seedlings have taken over the gravel path. Only our foot traffic has worn down a narrow space to pass by.