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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day and Foliage Follow-Up, February 2010

On the 15th of each month, Carol at May Dreams Gardens hosts Garden Blogger's Bloom Day. I wasn't going to post anything this month because the only things I have blooming are the same pansies and allysum that I had blooming in January

But the Matrix® Purple pansy is just looking so lovely I had to show it off, even if I'm a day late  :-)

Pansies really are the plants that keep on giving.  They've been blooming non-stop for weeks and our recent hard freezes haven't fazed them one bit. This is one of several I have around the live oak saplings in the front garden and I highly recommend them for winter color in the garden.

And in the back garden -- signs of life!  New buds on the Golden Euonymus,  Euonymus japonicus 'Aureo-marginatus', so this will be my official entry for Foliage Follow-Up, hosted by Pam at Digging.

I'm very pleased with how this little shrub is doing.  It's planted in the corner by the bird bath, along with a couple of others. it's still small, but it has to compete with the roots of the pine tree on the other side of the garden wall, as I noticed when I was planting it. 

That it's putting out healthy looking buds now gives me hope that it will win the battle with the pine roots :-)

Words and photographs by Jayne Wilson, Green and Serene, Jayne's Country Garden.


Pam/Digging said...

You have pine roots; I have oak roots. Ah well. We just have to dig a little more carefully, don't we? Your golden euonymus is quite pretty. Thanks for participating in Foliage Follow-Up!

Melody said...

Beautiful color for flowers and foliage. I really like the golden euonymus - it seems to shine, doesn't it?

Corner Gardener Sue said...

You have some pretty pansies there! I have some that have survived our winter, but they won't bloom for awhile. I love the foliage on your euonymus. I'm glad it's growing. I have a bunch of evergreen trees in my garden at the neighbor's yard. I put some bushes in there last year, and hope they grow. I am not experienced with growing bushes.

Kathleen Scott said...

Gorgeous pansies! I can tell you don't have pansy-eating deer in your yard...mine are nubs.

Jayne said...

Hmm, good point Kathleen. Last year I actually saw some deer in the neighborhood (it's still under construction and much of it is undeveloped) and a volunteer sunflower under the bird feeder got nibbled, but (knock on wood) the pansies haven't been touched... yet.

LC said...

As much as I love pansies, I never seem to get many in the gardens.... that has to change... yours are lovely. Larry