Thanks to Christina for hosting a monthly foliage feature which prompts us to look at our foliage in a different way and appreciate it for itself and not just as a background for our blooms. Earlier this season it was good to watch new clumps emerging from the ground but now we are beginning to see really sizeable clumps which fill the garden with a tapestry stitched with a kaleidoscope of greens and other shades.
In the blue & white borders we have Echinops bannaticus ‘Blue Glow’, a lost label geranium and a similarly unlabeled white aconitum in the photo above, then below there is cerinthe, hellebore, Ammi visnaga, clary, and polymonium, and in the third photo poppy, delphinium (whoohoo! that’s a first!) and veronica – and if you zoom in can I wonder if you see what I can see (I’ll give you a clue – it’s small and red)? 😦
In the main herbaceous borders there is a pristine clump of Stachys byzantia ‘Big Ears’ and a mega clump of a lost label geranium (it might introduce itself when the flowers come out) with a hint of Campanula ‘Loddon Anna’ – in fact the garden is full of wonderful geranium clumps and I love every one of them!
Please excuse the likely brevity of my posts and a lack of diligence in comments over this and the next two or three weeks as I am hunched over my laptop with other stuff, with the occasional break to go and deal with urgent garden tasks! Thanks to Christine, Christina and Ginny for identifying the mystery plant as Ornithogalum nutans – no idea how it got there but I love Ginny’s comment about the immaculate conception and Star of Bethlehem link!