Indoor Fine Foliage Begonia Bliss

Simple, Straightforward and Serene Foliage

As Team Fine Foliage recovers from the Northwest Flower and Garden Show week, the official launch to the local gardening public of Gardening with Foliage First and as of today Karen Chapman is officially a “Nana”, we’re truly in recovery. So this post about “simplicity” seemed SO appropriate right now.  This shot above from the show last week was …

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Indoor Fine Foliage Begonia Bliss

Our Next Step

1. Opposites attract Koto-no-ito Japanese maple (Acer palmatum ‘Koto-no-ito) behind Wissel’s Saguaro false cypress (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ‘Wissel’s Saguaro’) The warm tones of Koto-no-ito Japanese maple are tempered by the rich blue green of the conifer This is all about contrasts; lacy leaves and delicate branches juxtaposed with stiff spires of deep blue-green needles, and the wide dome shape of the maple …

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Indoor Fine Foliage Begonia Bliss

Hot New Coleus

Grab your sunglasses, think warm tropical breezes, delicious cocktails with little umbrellas in them and sand between your toes. Think SUMMER. Ignore the snow, ice, hail, rain and bitingly cold wind and feast your eyes on these new introductions from Terra Nova Nurseries Inc., Start dreaming up your summer foliage combinations now. Coleus Hipsters™ ‘Zooey’ WOW! You did …

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Indoor Fine Foliage Begonia Bliss

Focusing in the Dark

No night vision goggles are needed here with these foliage plants. Though you do want see them up close and personal. Dark leaved plants are HOT in garden and landscape design and only getting hotter! Garden designers, TV Shows, Magazines and Botanic Gardens across the country are all talking about this craze. Now that its been a few years, new dark …

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