8.07.2009

Fab Foliage Friday


Golden hinoke cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Crippsii') pays the rent all year. Bedecked in glorious gold needles, it creates a beacon that shines in the garden all season long, no matter what the season. Its color is best in full sun, so this small tree is not one for brightening the shade but it does catch the eye even in the brightest of light. I especially like this scene in Raymond Hagel's Westport, Ct garden, designed by Mike Donnelly. Colorful foliage can add so much more when it plays a role in a larger, more complex color-based vignette like this one.

3 comments:

Carol said...

How refreshing and restful... I will have to check this one out for zone hardy. Lovely!

flowrgirl1 said...

I have always loved those! What a great place to relax surrounded by a sea of calming greeeeeeen.

the inadvertent farmer said...

What a perfect place to hide with a book! Kim