Archive : foliage follow up

Jun 24 2012 by in Christine's garden, Gardening, | 15 comments

Foliage in my wet winter garden

Cape thatching reed looks wonderful

After Barbie showed us her winter garden I thought it was about time I ventured out into the garden between downpours to take a few photographs so I too can show you my wet winter garden. This weekend it has rained pretty much non-stop here in the Newlands valley where I live. Its been cold and chilly and I have not been inspired to do any major garden projects. We’ve been staying [...]

May 16 2012 by in Christine's garden, Gardening, | 13 comments

Foliage Follow-up – What happened?

Acorus gramineus

It’s the 16th day of the month which means its time to join Pam at Diggings for Foliage Follow Up, the monthly gardening meme where garden bloggers showcase the beauty of foliage in their gardens. This month I’m looking for advice … “Variegation is the appearance of differently coloured zones in the leaves, and sometimes the stems, of plants. This may be due to a number of causes. Some variegation is attractive [...]

Mar 16 2012 by in Christine's garden, Gardening, | 11 comments

Foliage Follow Up in March

Interesting contrast - close up of the leaf

It’s the 16th day of March which means its time to join Pam at Diggings for March Foliage Follow Up, the monthly gardening meme where garden bloggers showcase the beauty of foliage in their gardens. At no time has it been more obvious to me than over the last few weeks, just how important foliage is in the garden. With no mass displays of gorgeous blooms my garden would have been a [...]

Feb 19 2012 by in Christine's garden, Gardening, | 11 comments

February Foliage Follow-Up

foliage-main

Foliage has played a major role in providing interest and colour in my late summer garden here in sunny Cape Town. Its been a hot, dry month and although I’m sure we are not over the heat of summer just yet, I think our hottest days might be over. I didn’t plan very well for a flower show this summer – partly because I was distracted in October and November last year [...]

Jan 16 2012 by in Christine's garden, Gardening, | 20 comments

January Foliage

The wonderful Strobilanthes

As is customary at this time of the month, I’m joining Pam at Diggings for January Foliage Follow Up, a monthly gardening meme where Pam and other garden bloggers showcase the beauty of foliage in their gardens. Lots of casualties here in the scorching summer sun. I’m losing a few Agapanthus to something that seems to be devouring them from the inside out, one of the new Carex is wilting and succumbing [...]

Dec 16 2011 by in Christine's garden, Gardening, | 13 comments

Foliage Follow-up in December

Love the colour on the Nandina pygmaea

As is customary at this time of the month, I follow-up The gardening event of the month, Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, with a post highlighting the foliage that is flourishing in the garden. Pam at Diggings hosts the monthly Foliage Follow Up, a monthly gardening meme where Pam and other garden bloggers showcase the beauty of foliage in their gardens on the 16th of the month. As I have become quite passionate [...]

Nov 16 2011 by in Christine's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 16 comments

Foliage Follow Up in November

Foliage Follow Up

The past few months I’ve become quite obsessed with the foliage in my garden. I’ve been concentrating on the look of plants and their foliage (rather than the blooms) and I’ve acquired a number of new plants bought purely for their lovely foliage or for the way they will look in the garden when combined with my existing plants. I think my favourite new acquisition is Festuca glauca which I first admired [...]

Sep 25 2011 by in Christine's garden, Design, Gardening, Perenniels, | 11 comments

Garden Bloggers Foliage Day

Festuca Glauca, Acorus and Lamium

Another post I’m late with – I’m joining Christina of Creating my own garden of the Hesperides in her new monthly Garden Bloggers Foliage Day which takes place on the 22nd of every month. As I also took part in Foliage Follow-up on the 15th, I found it a bit difficult to do another post about foliage so soon after, without being totally repetitive. That is, until I had the bright idea [...]

Sep 17 2011 by in Christine's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 6 comments

September Foliage Follow up

Welcome! Join us for Foliage Follow-up

I took some time out today to take some photographs of the foliage in the garden to link up with Pam at Diggings for Foliage Follow Up.  “Foliage Follow Up” is a monthly gardening meme where Pam and other garden bloggers showcase the beauty of foliage in their gardens on the 16th of the month. Please join Hercules and I as we stroll through the garden. It’s not just the flowers that [...]