The more time you spend in the garden, the more you realize that foliage matters just as much as flowers.
Most flowers come and go fairly quickly, sometimes lasting just a week or two. But foliage sticks around for three seasons, sometimes four.
And there’s nothing like strong foliage to light up a dull shady area of the garden.
A new book from Storey Publishing called “Foliage: Astonishing Color and Texture Beyond Flowers” landed on my desk today.
The author, Nancy Ondra, has written 10 other books, including one on grasses and “Taylor’s Guide to Roses.”
I like the way she’s divided the book into color sections, such as gold and yellow, red and black, and silver, gray and blue.
As you can tell from the cover, the color photos by Rob Cardillo are pretty incredible.