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Marsanne Petty
I enjoy writing, reading, photography, history, investigating old structures and trying not to get arrested by entering said structures. I write for Skirt and for Ehow. I can be contacted at mapetty@gmail.com.


Melody Lee
I like to garden and wow people with my artistic interpretations of how flowers should be arranged. I also write for Ehow and Garden Guides. I can be contacted at annlees@gmail.com.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

June Foliage Follow Up

I'm featuring some variegated plants for Foliage Follow Up hosted by Pam at Digging ...

such as this Variegated Ginger - not sure what kind, it was a passalong plant.


This Tricolor St. John's Wort survived the terrible winter with no problems.


One of the caladiums in a bulk package from a box store.

This nameless hydrangea has variegated leaves and flowers.

I know these leaves aren't variegated, but I had to show off the beautiful stems of this black-stemmed hydrangea - another passalong plant.

Check out more fabulous foliage at Digging.

9 comments:

  1. I've never seen a variegated St. John's wort before--how unusual. Variegated leaves look so nice and cool in the summer, and I enjoy using them too.

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  2. I especially like the variegated ginger which is a type of curcuma, or hidden ginger. Thanks for visiting my blog! Its nice to know there's another Jacksonville area blogger!

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  3. Oh is that a variegated Lacecap? Beautiful...thanks for the comment on the plant ID..I bet you have learned a lot from your son's experience working at the nursery. Drop by anytime.

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  4. Melody - I enjoyed your pictures. I like growing plants with variegated foliage, too. I have a hydrangea that looks like your variegated hydrangea and its name is 'Light-O-Day.' There is also a variegated lacecap hydreangea whose flowers stay consistently blue, regardless of the soil. I don't have that one yet, but it is definitely on my list! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

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  5. Such beautiful and unusual plants. Love all your hydrangeas on your GBBD post as well!

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  6. Lovely foliage...and that's for telling me about how the horsemint attracts all kinds of pollinators. Nice to know!

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  7. HI Melody
    Thanks for stopping by! I could find you a washtub around here! You take wonderful pictures. Your blog is beautiful and honest.
    xoxo
    Diane

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  8. Melody,
    Thanks so much for the visit. I am bummed about my brush but thanks for the info. The hydrangea is stunning! My green thumb skills are limited but I dabble a little and like to plant vegetables and herbs each summer.

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  9. Hi Melody,
    I am more scatterbrained than usual the last few days. I had your blog on my computer from this morning, and don't remember if you left a comment on my blog, if I found you on Facebook, or what.

    You have some nice foliage, and I love that ball in the first photo!

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