Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Foliage Follow-Up


I missed the boat on Bloomday this month having spent most of the day on the interstate motoring back from the fabulous Garden Bloggers Fling Portland. So, I will instead participate in Foliage Follow-Up over yonder at Pams' ...check it out !

 I'm smitten with Artemsia ludoviciana 'Valerie Finnis' , and hope she will not display any of the thuggish ways of some others in the genus.So far she is comporting herself with decorum. Look at those lovely felty silver leaves ..and she seems unphased by our hot drought-y summers.



She lives with Trachelium 'Hamer Pandora" and my un-named Sanguisorba--a pink flowered seedling from Far Reaches Farm..



9 comments:

  1. Nice work to keep trachelium going into July. Even with fall planting it was looking miserable in full sun in June. Valerie Finnis has that reputation for thuggery but never was a problem here. And glad you're home safe too!

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    1. Trachelium season is now here Denise. I will cut back and get another go in August, and a third in fall if the weather holds up. Glad to hear that Valerie has behaved for you..I'm hopeful !

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    1. She may get the 'repeated element' honor..if she behaves !

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  3. Oh yeah, that is fabulous. I love that silvery, touchable leaf. Thanks for joining in this month, esp. right after the Fling!

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    1. Still trying to sort out the photos !

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  4. I'm always looking for well-behaved silver gray plants. I'll have to hunt this one down.

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    1. Me too Kris, one can only tolerate so many lambs ears !

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  5. That silver foliage of the Artemesia is gorgeous with the Trachelium - superb combo Kathy

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