Tag: colored foliage

Foliage Shows Its True Color

UNITED STATES—Flowers were originally colorful only to attract pollinators. Breeding has improved the color and quality of many garden varieties of flowers, to make...

Colorful Foliage Fades Through Summer

UNITED STATES—Autumn foliar color is not the concern yet. It develops later as deciduous plants defoliate for winter. Purplish, reddish, yellowish, bluish or gray...

Colorful Foliage Long Before Autumn

UNITED STATES—The best and brightest color in the garden is obviously still provided by flowers. Autumn color can be spectacular, but only amongst relatively...

Variegated Foliage Brightens Shady Spots

UNITED STATES—Up at high elevations and out in deserts, where sunlight is most intense, plants can actually get more exposure than they need. The...

Foliage Can Provide Color Too

Flowers get all the credit for color. They certainly are the most colorful features in the garden, as well as the most fragrant. However,...

Genetically Confused Plants Can Revert

UNITED STATES—‘Jewel Mix’ nasturtium starts out so colorful with various shades of yellow, orange and red, including rich reddish brown and almost white pale...

Gray Is Not Black And White

It is no coincidence that the deep dark green color of the foliage of Monterey Cypress is so similar to that of Monterey pine....
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