The foliage focus this month has got to be the sheer abundance and exuberance of it – from the leaves on the trees to the seedlings in the greenhouse and the emerging herbaceous plants. The variation in green never ceases to amaze me, the vividly bright green of this fern being a case in point, and the blue & white borders clearly showing the contrasting shades of brunnera, centaura, geranium, aconitum, hellebore, dicentra, eryngium, echinops and more:
I have added to the pots of hostas in the sunken area recently and they have also astounded me by their almost daily growth – some are already in full leaf but all of them went from bare pots to visible growth virtually overnight:
Every new growth is exclaimed over whether large clump or first showing since last year, or the rejuvenated honeysuckles (below)that were cut right back when the new dividing trellis was constructed at the end of last year. I daresay I am not alone amongst northern hemisphere gardeners in enjoying this seasonal freshness, so do pop over to Christina’s blog and have a look at other foliage in gardens around the world.