Garden Bloggers Foliage Day: 22 March 2015

Today is Garden Bloggers Foliage Day hosted by Christina at Creating my own garden of the Hesperides. Spring is making its presence felt in my garden, waking up plants that have been a bit sleepy for awhile. I thought it might be appropriate to focus this report on foliage that is just making its appearance at this time.

Clockwise from upper left: Spiraea x bumalda Goldmound, Deutzia gracilis ‘Chardonnay Pearls,’ Berberis thunbergii ‘Aurea,’ and Spiraea japonica ‘Anthony Waterer.’

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Clockwise from upper left: Heuchera ‘Peach Crisp,’ unidentified garden phlox, Ajuga reptans ‘Mahogany,’ unidentified creeping Vinca, Iris germanica ‘Immortality,’ and Paeonia x ‘Pink Double Dandy.’

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Clockwise from upper left: Aucuba japonica ‘Crotonifolia,’ Clematis x ‘Henrii, Scabiosa columbaria ‘Butterfly Blue,’ pink KnockOut rose.

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Clockwise from upper left: Astilbe chinensis ‘Maggie Daley,’ Hemerocallis x ‘Daquiri,’ Sedum x ‘Autumn Joy,’ Lycoris squamigera .

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IMG_1311In checking out my hellebores in the woods I discovered a large number of seedlings. They may well be crosses of the plants in the area. As the weather gets warmer I will try to transplant some of them into pots. Who knows? I may have a First Place Winner on my hands.


Please visit Christina at Creating my own garden of the Hesperides to view her foliage report and others who are contributing to this meme.

It looks like things are waking up in my garden. I hope it is in yours.

About johnvic8

John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in a retirement community in Matthews, NC.
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14 Responses to Garden Bloggers Foliage Day: 22 March 2015

  1. Spring is coming on fast. You must be well pleased with this assortment!


  2. Christina says:

    Spring is like an appointment with friends we haven’t seen all winter, don’t you think? Your Irises look wonderful, I think they are taller than mine, when do yours usually flower? Thanks for joining in again this month John, it’s great to see what you have in the garden.


  3. pbmgarden says:

    You have wonderful plants coming into their own. Can Aucuba take a lot of sun? I really would like one but don’t have much shade.


  4. johnvic8 says:

    Thanks, Susie. I have always planted aucuba with plenty of shade. One of mine is on the north side of the house in open shade, but gets a good deal of morning sun during summer (when the sun is higher) and it has done extremely well. I would not recommend full sun by any means. You would love to have one for its foliage in your arrangements.


  5. Cathy says:

    Nice to see your gardening coming to life again. I think in a week or two it will start looking a bit green here too. Hard to believe it was only a few weeks ago that you had such a cold spell!


    • johnvic8 says:

      Thanks, Cathy. Looks like we are in for some more cold weather this week, but not freezing. I have a number of bulbs potted up that I may have to move to the garage for a night or two, but it’s really turned around. Wonderful.

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  6. Pauline says:

    You have so much waking up in your garden, how wonderful to see so much new growth. I think you are a bit ahead of us as my Astilbe aren’t showing yet, but yes, I think spring has arrived!


  7. Your plants are looking very fresh and healthy. Love the foliage on the Lycoris.


  8. Fabulous garden, fabulous post.


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