I planted a silver garden in 2007. I chose plants that have either silvery leaves or silvery flowers. It's a learning curve. Not everything I originally planted has survived. But much of it has. This fall, I'm relishing that silver, which continues to shine out, despite the falling temperatures and waning sunlight.
Here's snow-in-summer (cerastium tomentosum) on the left and dianthus Tatra Fragrance on the right. Silver threads and silver needles.
How about these cabbages, battered but glorious?
As you can see below, someone or something has been gnawing away at one of them. I think it's my husband, Joe Rubin:
Elsewhere on our expansive grounds, another part of the garden features plants of silver and maroon foliage. This Heuchera Silver Scrolls lives there, and it doesn't seem at all bothered by the crisp autumn temperatures:
The lamiums like the cool weather. Look how they continue to put out frosty silvery foliage:
|Lamium White Nancy (lamium maculatum) nestled among the still-dewy foliage of forget-me-not (myosotis sylvatica)|
|Lamium White Nancy cozying up to Lamium Beacon Silver|
So, silver tapestries. But no fiber.