Fab Foliage Friday

It's no secret that the best gardens are built from the leaves out. A sturdy structural framework of reliable foliage plants ensures that a bed or border looks good from one end of the season to the other. Hence the value of somewhat staid players like boxwood and Alberta spruce. But good foliage gardens also need zippy things, intriguing, dramatically shaped and or/colorful leaves that add a filip of interest all by themselves. So I'm celebrating plants that provide just such a jolt with Fab Foliage Fridays, which I intend to be primarily a photo gallery, since these are plants that stand on their own in any setting. The plant above is a tomato relative, Solanum pyracanthum.

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