The foliage that has been making me smile this February belongs to fairly common plants that are looking pretty lovely right now.
Bergenia 'Bressingham Ruby' is already changing from deep ruby to green signaling the return of spring. Bergenia is widely grown for good reason. Who could resist these big glossy evergreen leaves?
One of the evergreen Euonymus in my parking strip. These greet me all winter as I come and go. they are beginning to really shine so that from a distance, the bush appears to be covered with blooms. Neat trick.
Rubus lineatus emerging from its winter semi dormancy.
This phormium was planted last spring and because of our mild winter, it's made it through. Hooray! Now if someone would get that Akebia quinata out of the way (the thing won't die!) and do a little clean up, the phormium would look pretty sweet!
Foliage Follow Up is posted by the inimitable, inspirational and now published author Pam Penick at Digging, Hie thee post haste unto her site on the interweb to behold foliar wonders from hither and yon.