Each month at this time Christina of ‘Creating my own Garden of the Hesperides‘ leads off on a meme which asks us to look past flowers and consider the important contributions foliage makes in the garden. I’ve been lax so far this summer but was determined not to miss out again this month so here’s my small contribution.
Last week before we went away I took a few photos of the front border and this section really seems to have come together. The bright leaves of the willow ‘golden sunshine’ are nicely set off by the darker green euonymus behind and complement the gold of (what else) more rudbeckia!
Not much of a contribution I understand, but the willow is carefree and really brings this corner to life. Hard to imagine just a few weeks ago the rabbits had nibbled it down to just a few inches but this was probably for the best since like most willows it’s a fast grower and I probably would have done it myself just to keep the plant from becoming a huge shrub or tree!
Go ahead and visit a few of the other bloggers who are joining Christina this week. It’s always fun seeing foliage from around the world and I’m sure you’ll find many a ‘meatier’ post as well !