I put this post for Pam at Digging's Foliage Follow-up together a couple days ago, but forgot to schedule it to post. In a few minutes, I plan to visit more GBBD posts, and expect to also see more foliage posts.
These photos were taken Saturday morning after the first snow of the season.
I don't remember noticing the skullcap foliage turning such a pretty red other years.
Amsonia 'Tabernaemontana', I'm pretty sure:
The Amsonia 'Tabernaemontana' here looks a little different from the previous one. I just did some research, and think this one may be 'Illustrus'. I'm pretty sure I did plant one at some point. This one is split up the middle, I'm not sure why. The false sunflower foliage is light brown, and the baptisia foliage has turned a nice dark color.
I hope the 2 other Amsonia 'Hubrichtii' plants I put in other spots get nice and full like this one.
This is a variegated grass of some kind. The liriope on the right is still green. The brown stuff on the left is a goldenrod of some kind.
I just put my link in at Pam's place, and told her I hadn't included any grasses. I forgot I had. I decided to go ahead and add another photo that has some other grasses, which are growing to the right of the one above. Larry insisted on getting these when we first moved here. I have learned to like them.
I think I've shown the Euphorbia 'Bonfire' and rue for most if not all of the foliage follow ups. That shows how great they look all season. I am sad that the one I added in another spot in this bed died. We had had so much rain the first few weeks after it was planted, that I think I forgot to make sure it didn't dry out later. I'm not sure. I did water some. I asked the nursery about their guarantee, and they said they'd give me a replacement in the spring.
The foliage on the kale is looking good, and tasty, too.
I forgot what kind of sage this is. I ended up not cooking much if anything with it this summer. I'm glad they last so long in the fall.
This sage in the main herb garden looked like it wasn't going to make it this spring. I cut it way back, and it put out some lovely new growth.
Some of the clematis foliage is looking like it thinks it's summer.
I am looking forward to spring, and hoping the new hellebores I planted this spring bloom, and the ones planted last year, get more blooms than they did this year.
I posted a similar photo of this area recently, but wanted to include some foliage from some trees. This is a closer view taken in the front yard. I've mentioned the vine next to the chair is a sweet potato vine that comes up every year, even though we were told it was an annual. It dies back every winter. Once it comes up in the spring, it grows so fast, I have to cut it back so that it will bush out and not get 20 feet long, twining all over itself. Larry always cringes at the thought, but has learned that it is good for the plant.
Remember to go to Pam, at Digging's blog to see her foliage, and get the links to other posts about foliage.