Foliage Follow-Up

This has been a good year for ferns and other foliage plants, cool with lots of moisture. Along the shady west side of the house, Lady Ferns (Athyrium felix-femina) and Wild Ginger (Asarum canadensis) are looking happy.

Lady Ferns with Wild Ginger.
Lady Ferns with Wild Ginger.

Here’s some more Wild Ginger with an unknown fern.

wild ginger foliage

Merrybells (Uvularia grandiflora) makes a nice groundcover after blooming if it is in a moist, shady spot.

Great Merrybells

And Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum) is the first of the Geraniums to stop blooming, but I like the foliage.

Wild Geranium

Palm Sedge (Carex muskingumensis) grows quite vigorously in my garden. I like the texture. The seed heads are not yet ripe here.

Palm Sedge

And the Ostrich Ferns (Matteuccia struthiopteris), of course, in the front foundation planting. The foliage of the Bleeding Heart is still looking nice, and still displays a flower here and there.

Ostrich Ferns

The Roof Iris (Iris tectorum) are done blooming, but the sword-like foliage is nice, and I think will be nicer as it fills in.

Roof Iris

Oh, I should say that these are all pictures taken with my cell phone. Foliage Follow-Up is hosted by Pam at Digging. Thanks Pam!


36 Comments on “Foliage Follow-Up”

  1. Ah, I’m jealous! Such luxurious ferns and wild ginger! I’ve tried, without success, to get both established in my garden, but it’s still too new I think. Not to mention that prairie wind and drought thing. I also love the texture of the roof iris foliage against the mix of smaller leaved plants.

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