Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Foliage Follow-Up...Sage Gray
For quite some time now, Pam of Digging has been running a catch-on to Garden Blogger's Bloom Day, entitled "Foliage Follow-Up" and this is the first time that I am participating. I woke up this morning, realized I'd once again missed bloom day and decided to take a walk around my garden and assess the foliage situation...hoping for some inspiration, and I believe I found it...in my favorite color, sage gray.
This is the West greens garden...the side against the house is for pollinators, the space between houses is for fruit trees and greens. Lots of gray, artemisia, heart-leaf skullcap and bronze fennel.
The gray in the above photo is my new smoke tree!
Hazel can look gray when it's changing to summer red.
In the morning light, fuzz on fountain grass looks gray too.
Cardoon...looks so much like artichoke!
Our beautiful Silverado Sage!
A close up of the smoke tree!
Prickly pear fruit...gray fruit!
Lovely artemisia with heart-leaf skullcap, so soft and fuzzy and fragrant!
These silver-gray mushrooms have been carpeting the mulch!
I never get tired of using artemisia in the garden...it brings out the beauty in almost anything beside it...here, inland sea oats.
And lastly, culinary sage. This has been fun! Thank you Pam for the idea...my eldest daughter is named sage, Autumn Sage, I LOVE Sage...and my question to you is...what's your favorite gray in YOUR garden?