Garden Update: Colored Foliage for the In Between Time

Mid-late May is always a strange time in zone 6a. We get some super hot days that the cool plants don’t like, but cold nights and chilly rains that the heat seekers flee. Over the years, I’ve learned to fill the lull of blooms with different colored foliage like purple romaine, purple kale and purple mustard. I also appreciate the late blooming tulips, Japanese maple, and white dogwood, which put forth their own spectacular show.

columbine and chives just starting to bloom, along with dianthus and late blooming tulips
purple bok choy in front of sea kale (center) button flower plant right of center
purple kale, purple mustard, red lettuce, garlic, marigolds and more
purple romaine, eggplant and cinnamon basil amidst post blooming hyacinths

I took some of these photos before I planted ten new perennials in the front and back yard. I’ll update those as they grow. I am so excited to have sea kale again! I’ve been stalking that plant for years and finally found two available when I was ready to plant them. It’s the little things…

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!

11 responses to this post.

  1. Lush and lovely!

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  2. Posted by victoria on May 21, 2022 at 12:02 am

    Beautiful garden created by a beautiful magical person 🧚‍♀️🐝💛

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  3. Everything looking super green and lovely.
    It’s so satisfying to grow a garden and edibles too.
    Happy Birthday wishes too Laura, if I’m not mistaken I feel its tomorrow if my maths are correct lol.
    Sending love and well wishes for a glorious day. 💕🎂🥂

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