As you can see this area gets dappled light and it only gets morning sun. In the afternoon it is in full shade.
I love the large, glossy leaves on the Aralia. They remind me of a houseplant.
|Japanese Maple (Acer Palmatum)|
The Japanese Maple should be beautiful when it turns red in the Fall.
|Mahonia 'Soft Caress'|
The Mahonia resembles Cousin Itt and is doing a great job catching the leaves from the Oak trees. While researching this plant I found out it is related to Nandina. Hopefully, with its soft foliage it will be just as tough.
|Chocolate Ball Stonecrop Sedum|
I was smitten with this Stonecrop from the second I saw it. It has a coppery, red color to it and is extremely delicate. I was thinking of planting it between flagstone, however I think I might have rethink that decision. It looks like a plant that might stand up to our Texas heat in the Summer. I guess I will find out:)
Thank you to Pam Penick for hosting Foliage Follow-Up. This past Winter I definitely realized how important evergreen foliage is to a garden.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!