Friday, April 19, 2013

More Yellow Please!

I'm always behind in plant fads/trends and the latest "must have" plants offered.

Generally, in the plant world, anything cool, unusual, for shade, or variegated is astronomically priced, so generally far too expensive for me to enjoy. When I do find something cool or unusual, I tend to buy small and let things grow to save money.

One easy trick I have used for some variety in the garden is to incorporate "yellow" plants.  There are many easily affordable plants with beautiful yellow foliage and they really do pop in the flower beds.  On a cloudy evening like last night when I took these pictures, they still shine.

Hosta 'Fire Island' - To die for right? 

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican Golden Orange Blossom)

Sedum repestre 'Angelina' - Angelina can be a bit of a rampaging thug, but it is easy to pull out.

Euonymous japonicus aureeo-marginatus
Tradescantia 'Unique Gold' (Golden Spiderwort) - I admit it, I sometimes garden with champagne too!

Berberis thunbergii 'Sunjoy Gold' (Gold Pillar Barberry)

Heuchera 'Harvest Lemon Chiffon' (Coral Bells)


  1. First, Thank you so much for bringing so many lovely plants to the plant swap. I am in heaven! Secondly, yes, let us stand and cheer yellow foliage. Like you, I love a pop of yellow in my gardens. I am particularly enamored by this Choisya ternata 'Sundance' you've listed. Really cool variations of gold. Cheers, Jenni

  2. And to think I once shunned yellow...but no more.