Thursday, December 16, 2010

Foliar Compostions for Foliage Follow Up

I did some bouquets for Garden Blogger's Bloom Day yesterday and thought I try to do some arrangements with foliage only for Foliage Follow Up. Inspired by the gorgeous silver leaf backs of my Astelia chathamica, I started making a flat composition on the bench. I had planned it to be much larger and more intricate but I started getting irritated when I'd bump one leaf and all the others would get out of whack. Andy Goldsworthy I am not.

foliage construction

I used Astelia chathamica, Persimon 'Fuyu' in fall color, and Lophomyrtus x ralphii 'Kathryn'. Click on the photo and it'll take you to Flickr where you can see what is what.

Thank you to Pam for hosting Foliage Follow Up! Please join everyone and show us what great foliage you've got in your garden right now! Wishing everyone Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!


  1. I'm loving your unique foliage display and coveting that silver-leaved Astelia! Thanks for joining in.

  2. Love your unique approach to the topic. Astelia is a favorite of mine, up here in the arctic (Portland, OR) I have to grow it in a container so I can protect it during our cold bits (I've learned the hard way).

  3. Interesting idea and compositions!

  4. Thanks guys! I love the Astelia too but wish it was a bit more drought tolerant. It seems to resent my dry gardening attitude/neglect.


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