Besides the wonderful flowers of the shrubs, leaf colours are a constant source of contrast and beauty throughout the season. My barberry and purple smokebush shrubs are a wonderful maroon background for a host of contrasting perennials throughout the season.
|Purple leafed Smoke bush|
|Standard Smokebush - first blooming season.|
This wonderful golden smokebush with its brilliant lime green shading stands out in the garden, and I can only see it improving as it matures - what a vibrant little showoff.
|Showy pink hydrangea|
And that is about all I have to say for today.
Musings and meanderings from the Musical Gardener.