Foliage Follow Up – September 2011

Foliage Follow Up – September 2011

I took these shots on a recent garden tour of Hollister House Gardens in Washington, CT (look for a post about that very soon), and was amazed by how well the variegation of the Hydrangea vine and the Clematis worked against the brick structure. My first instinct would have been to plant a dark green leaf instead, but after seeing this I am inspired. What do you think of this combination?

I don’t know which Clematis this is, but I think the Hydrangea is ‘Mirranda’.

Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris 'Mirranda'


Clematis (unknown) and Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris 'Mirranda'


Please stop by and visit Pam Penick over at Digging, and see what she and others sharing for Foliage Follow Up. Thanks Pam for reminding everyone just how important foliage is in garden design!

6 thoughts on “Foliage Follow Up – September 2011

    1. Ha! Yes that was a strange moment for her wasn’t it David? There is so much to enjoy in a plant beyond blossom, especially in this vine, I agree.

      We’re looking forward to you joining us on the Roundtable in January, will be fun!

      Thanks for the comments!

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