Tuesday, February 16, 2016

February 2016 Foliage Follow-up

When I was patrolling the back garden beds this weekend I saw some unexpected bright green, so I went over to inspect and this is what I saw:
Carex oshimensis 'Everillo'
How cute are those little fuzzy things?!? Those are my Carex oshimensis 'Everillo' - I ordered 5 from Plant Delights nursery back in July and they had been looking sort of scraggly, so I figured they'd either get it together or be replaced come Spring. I guess this is their way of saying they want to stick around!

And these aren't even my Yuccas: I took these shots while walking the dog in the 'hood:

I LOVE the variations in greens and blues. Most underrated plant evah.

HUGE thanks to Pam Penick of Digging for hosting Foliage Follow-up every month, and giving us all the opportunity to highlight garden beauty beyond blooms! She's kicking off this Spring with a garden talk based on her new book The Water-Saving Garden. It's Saturday 2/27 at 10am at The Natural Gardener, and it's FREE so check it out!


  1. A new sedge to try, I like the bright green new growth. Maybe there's some hope for my straggling collection of sedges.

    It's hard to beat the blues, greens, and grays of yuccas to add year round color to the garden.

    1. Yes, that's a pretty shaded spot in the backyard so I was hoping to brighten it up! I planted 7 tiny Sweet Flag on the other side and it seems to be doing well also!

  2. I'm so late in reading your post, but thanks for joining in -- AND for the plug for my talk. :) I like the cute new sedge.

    1. You've had a busy Spring - I don't know how you find time to work in your own Garden!

      The Everillo are still in their probationary period, but if they do okay this Summer I'll be getting more! They're doing much better than the Japanese Sweet Flag.