Tag: foliage

Colorful Foliage Without Colorful Bloom

UNITED STATES—Floral color gets most of the attention within home gardens through spring. It should. It is the most copious and most colorful of...

Defoliation Is A Messy Process

UNITED STATES—Autumn foliar color eventually gets messy. Actually, any deciduous foliage can become messy during its autumn defoliation. Color is not a prerequisite. Some...

Aromatic Foliage Attracts And Repels

UNITED STATES—After their invention in ancient Rome, window boxes became overly prevalent in Venice. They contained herbs and vegetables where space was limited within...

Succulent Plants Exhibit Unique Foliage

UNITED STATES—All cacti are succulents. However, not all succulents are cacti. Actually, cacti are a very unique family. Their distinctive spines and thorns are...

Fern Foliage Is Softly Bold

UNITED STATES—Ferns are foliar perennials. They provide neither floral color nor fragrance. They provide neither fruits nor vegetables. With few exceptions, they provide no...

Ornamental Foliage Augments Spring Color

UNITED STATES—Spring bloom is the most colorful color in the garden here. It is not the only color though. Some deciduous foliage will provide...

Frost Damage Makes Its Appearance

UNITED STATES—Exotic plants are not native. They are from someplace else. Yet, most plants within most home gardens are exotic. Most are capable of...

Autumn Foliage In Mild Climates

UNITED STATES—Colorful foliage is always present. After all, green is a color, even without any other color or variegation. Defoliation of deciduous foliage during...

Foliar Color Goes Beyond Green

UNITED STATES—New England is famous for spectacular foliar color through autumn. Such color is merely seasonal though, and almost exclusive to deciduous vegetation. With...

Evergreen Foliage Has Distinct Advantages

UNITED STATES—Gardening was easier before suburban lifestyles became so passe. Now, larger modern urban homes occupy smaller urban parcels. Modern fences are taller to...