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Study in Green

The vegetables may not like the cool damp weather but leafy perennials sure do. I was amazed at the shapes and colors of the various green perennials on my walk around the garden this week.

From the dry shade garden:

Hosta Great Expectations
Hosta Great Expectations - it is a bit fussy and hasn't grown a lot

Hosta Patriot
Hosta Patriot - I love how the white edges brighten the shade

Hosta Sum and Substance
Hosta Sum and Substance - this one is huge. I'd hate to see how big it would get if we fertilized it. Hosta love fertilizer

Hosta Sum and Substance
Here is the whole plant

Salomon Seal - Polygonatum biflorum
Salomon Seal - It doesn't run much in our dry garden but it can be invasive

Ligularia dentata 'Desdemona'
Ligularia dentata 'Desdemona' - I love the leaves of this plant although it does like a bit more water than the hostas

Bloodroot - Sanguinaria canadensis
Bloodroot - Sanguinaria canadensis - the white flowers come up in the spring before the leaves but I find the shape of the leaves just as interesting as the blooms

From the sunny dry front garden

Eryngium giganteum, Miss Wilmot's Ghost
Eryngium giganteum 'Miss Wilmots Ghost' - now this can definitely be a pest. It seeds like crazy but fortunately, very easy to weed out.

Golden Spirit Smoke Tree
Golden Spirit Smoke Tree - it would probably appreciate a bit more shade

Gunnera tinctoria
Gunnera tinctoria - sometimes called Dinosaur food or Giant Rhubarb. A native of Chile that is a favorite of the tropical garden look. We finally figured how to mulch it to make it through the winter. It does prefer lots of water also.

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