Spring is an explosion of exciting foliage so instead of even pretending to have a theme, I just let the camera lead me around.
Meconopsis paniculata foliage looking gorgeous in the sun! Can't wait to see a mature rosette of this gorgeous plant? Go here. This is an easy Meconopsis and the golden glow of that foliage...sigh!
Astilboides tabularis leaves looking a little rumpled as they unfurl. Soon they'll cover the ripening foliage of the galianthus. Probably best not to point out that hedera helix leaf in the bottom center of the picture. One would think I'd pull a weed or two before taking pictures.
Acer palmatum 'Ukigumo' has survived three years for me so maybe it'll decide to stay on permanently.
Pieris Japonica 'Forest Flame'
Syneilesis palmata adding some more growth to the tall stalks behind that emerged earlier.
Very excited to have this specimen of Schefflera delavayi from Gossler Farms (Portland Yard Garden and Patio Show) The leaf margins are not as deeply incised as some I've seen (watch for aan upcoming post!) but are more so than my other S. delavayi.
Acer pseudoplatanus 'Esk Sunset'
Golden hops vine seems like a good idea at this time of year before it starts trying to conquer the world.
Since I read Alison's post with pictures of Rhododendron 'Super Flimmer' a year ago, I've been smitten by this plant but hadn't seen one until we visited Hortlandia, the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon's amazing plant sale (post to come soon.) Unfortunately it got a little sunburn on top while in the car but it'll be fine! Evergreen foliage that seems to glow from within. Perfect for a shady spot!
Hoover Boo and Loree posted about this new Alstromeria 'Rock and Roll' Both Alison and I wanted one and Loree pointed us to Portland Nursery to get them. Sources disagree about hardiness 8? 8b? 9? It may stay in a pot and come in during the coldest part of the winter. (Screaming orange/red flowers - don't tell Pam I mentioned the "F" word!)
Hosta 'White Feather' is another Hortlandia find.
Tulip ' Fire of Love' has a tag that says it's a perennial bulb. I sure hope so! It's a Greigii and they usually stick around for a while. Just found that Brent and Becky's Bulbs sells these! I'm seeing many of these being planted in my garden this fall!
From a recent trip to Dragonfly Farms Nursery came this Pyrrosia lingua 'Hiryu' which had just arrived from Japan!
Cistus had them on sale for about a fifth of the price of the others I'd seen. Since the danger gardenette is moving to a larger, newly cleared-out area, I'll be able to find space for this beauty!
This hosta has nifty undulating leaves that emerge a little differently form their smoother-leafed peers.
Elated that I didn't kill Sinopldophyllum hexandrum (Far Reaches last year.) It Is Alive!
Old friend Devil's Club, Oplopanax horridus, makes my Alaskan relatives laugh as there it is cut down all of the time. It's pretty well-behaved, has huge leaves, (a good gunnera substitute in cold winter areas) and produces a nice cluster of white flowers followed by striking red berries. Probably a good idea to plant it a bit away from paths as the sensory experience of brushing against it isn't pleasant.
What foliage has caught your attention this month?