I actually have more foliage than blooms right now, but am not going overboard for Pam's Foliage Follow-up, like I did with my GBBD post.
The perennial geraniums are still looking pretty good.
I love the color of this one, but it doesn't show up from a distance as well as the green ones.
The milkweed foliage is looking better than I wish it would. I wish it was being eaten by monarch caterpillars. There are a few chewed leaves, though.
I've shown this perennial sweet potato vine of some kind before. We were told it was an annual when we bought it around 10 years ago. It sure covers the front light!
At first, we had a yellow blooming non climbing clematis growing with it, but it ended up dying a few years ago. This plant was Larry's choice, and the clematis was mine, because I liked flowers better than foliage. It has grown on me, though. The foliage is kind of cool, and insects don't seem to chew holes in it.
I still like the foliage on the Octopus Bellflowers, even though I pull it out at the edges so it can't take over the whole flower bed.
The Euphorbia, 'Bonfire' from last year is doing fine, but the one I planted in the same bed this year died.
Usually, the limonium keeps its blooms, even after they dry, but this year, they came off on their own. The foliage is looking pretty good. The rue next to it has some swallowtail caterpillars on it. I'll show them in Saturday's post.
The Chocolate Joe Pye Weed will be blooming soon.
I am including a few wider shots to show all the foliage filling up spaces where flowers are not currently blooming. Some are finished for the season, others haven't bloomed yet.
This is from the bed in front of the house. The hellebores haven't had as much water as they'd prefer, but they are hanging on. I'm not sure if there is hail or slug damage, but think it's probably the latter.
Here are a couple basils overpowering some chives next to ornamental sweet potato vines.
I like the foliage on the sage. I still plan on doing a taste test on these ornamental sweet potatoes.
I got these basil plants from the farmer's market. I told them I couldn't remember what they were, but I want to grow them again, because they are slow to start blooming. The gal said they must be Genovese Basil plants. I only got one batch of pistou made from them, but hope to get another one done soon. Pistou is French. You are supposed to hand crush basil, garlic, and olive oil, but I use a blender. We have nut allergies, so that's why I don't make pesto much.
The mother of millions is very pregnant.
I think this is the yellow blooming kalanchoe that was in a teeny pot when I bought it. It sure is looking good.
Larry's rabbit foot fern is doing well. That's morning glory foliage in the background.
The variegated false sunflower is not looking so variegated right now. Something is eating on it, too.
The colius has looked awesome all summer, and has only had a few bloom stalks to cut off. I didn't notice when it started to get leggy.
I hope to get some cuttings and try to root and pot them to bring inside for the winter. I've never done that before.
I'm not sure if I ever knew the name of this plant. I may have gotten it at a garage sale. I just noticed it is blooming.
I took longer getting this done than I planned to. I had a goal of visiting 50 GBBD posts before I go to bed, but don't think I'm going to make that.