foliage follow-up, july edition

Abies Koreana ‘Horstmann’s Silberlocke’ tree

Last month I showed you the cones on our Abies Koreana ‘Horstmann’s Silberlocke’. Here is the mature specimen that inspired the purchase. If you go to Joy Creek Nursery you can see it for yourself. It is located near the parking lot at the side of the house.

Abies Koreana ‘Horstmann’s Silberlocke’ cones

Ours is still a baby in a pot, but just get an eyeful of the cones produced by a grown-up.

Rhododendron sinogrande

I had questioned claims that the winter past was a mild one, but Rhododendron sinogrande don’t lie.

Rhododendron oreotrephes

Rhododendron oreotrephes

Aeonium ‘Voodoo’ & Mezoo dorotheantrus

I was gifted the Aeonium undulatum x arboreum ‘Voodoo’ in a pretty blue pot for Mother’s Day. I found it the perfect companion in Dorotheanthus ‘Mazoo Trailing Red’, especially when it begins to produce the promised deep red flowers.

white pot with baby tears, black mondo grass and ‘Goldcrest Wilma’

Here’s another pot combo I’m liking this year. The white pot is a challenge. It can look like a chamber pot if I don’t get it right. Here, a base of Baby’s Tears will eventually spill over the edges, with black mondo grass (Ophiopogon planiscapus nigrescens) framing Cupresseus macrocarpa ‘Goldcrest Wilma’.

Cotinu ‘Purple Robe’

The Cotinus is already developing a few red spots in its ‘Purple Robe’, making for a combination that pleases me no end. If you hunger for more foliage, visit Pam. She will show you foliage, Texas style (scuze me, make that Denver style), and point you in the right direction to sate your desire.

12 Responses to “foliage follow-up, july edition”

  1. Loree / danger garden Says:

    Love those cones, and of course the succulents!

  2. ricki Says:

    Loree~Now that the whole world is into succulents and we see them everywhere, do you suppose we’ll get tired of them (kind of like pieris)?…nah

  3. Pam/Digging Says:

    Gotcha! This time I showed off foliage Denver style. :-) Your foliage posts are always a treat, Ricki, and I’m still loving those pale fir cones.

  4. Heather Says:

    I will never stop coveting that Korean fir, you lucky girl. And your containers are lovely, as always.

  5. ricki Says:

    Pam~Oops…I’ll fix that. Thanks for pointing it out.

    Heather~Guess I should figure out how to propagate that thing.

  6. Alison Says:

    Oh, I love that Rhododendron sinogrande, and the cones on the Abies are pretty cool too!

  7. ricki Says:

    Alison~The big-leaved Rhody is a fave here, too…and worth the babying it requires.

  8. Patrick's Garden Says:

    Enjoyed your post. I think your urn will look grand. Best.

  9. ricki Says:

    Patrick!Thanks, and welcome.

  10. Bria Says:

    Terrific eye candy! I bought a Rhododendron sinogrande at the Japanese Garden a couple of years ago and it already bit the dust but yours looks so great I’m inspired to try it again.

  11. igardendaily Says:

    Oh, I love the cones of the abies koreana too. And what about all of those cool rhodies…I’ve not seen ones like that before. The Dorotheanthus is usually a great plant for me and flowers each year, they take awhile though. Your pot with the baby tears, mondo grass, and lemon cypress combo is impressive. I might have to try it sometime as I have a lemon cypress that I bring inside during winter.

  12. ricki Says:

    Bria~Just be prepared to wrap it up when the temperatures nose-dive.

    igardendaily~Have you been here before? I don’t think so…Welcome! and thanks for the kind words.

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