Today is Garden Bloggers Foliage Day, sponsored by Christina at My Hesperides Garden. Rather than include a large group of individual foliage plants, many of which I have shown in earlier posts, I decided to focus on only one area. Perhaps one could call this a vignette, albeit a somewhat large one.
These plants form the backdrop in the corner of my back garden and help frame “Grammy’s New Bench,” an obvious favorite of My Arranger. I often sit there with an early morning cup of coffee or an afternoon glass of wine to enjoy looking back into the garden. It is a great place to listen to the birds chirping in the woods behind.
I would like to say that I had meticulously planned for the overall effect of the different sizes, shapes and shades of green provided by the crape myrtle (unidentified), Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum ‘Summer Snowflake,’ Thuja ‘Green Giant,’ Cryptomaria japonica ‘Yoshino,’ and Ilex crenata ‘Sky Pencil.’ But, alas, it is a classic case of serendipity.