Beautiful simplicity for Foliage Follow-Up

I’m in the midst of posting about an Austin garden tour this week, but I’m taking a break today for Foliage Follow-Up. Still inspired by the garden at Highland Terrace West, I’m showing another view of this living still life — white, ceramic containers planted up with trailing ivy, placed within a dark-stained, wooden frame, and hung on a fence like art.

Beautiful simplicity!

Please join me in posting about your lovely leaves of May for Foliage Follow-Up, a way to remind ourselves of the importance of foliage in the garden on the day after Bloom Day. Leave your link to your Foliage Follow-Up post in a comment. I really appreciate it if you’ll also include a link to this post in your own post (sharing link love!). If you can’t post so soon after Bloom Day, no worries. Just leave your link when you get to it.

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26 Responses

  1. Thanks for hosting in the midst of other demands, Pam. I have just a few pictures to offer this month:

  2. Peter/Outlaw says:

    These frames & their ceramic containers are gorgeous. I’ve enjoyed seeing pictures of them on the blogs of you and your garden touring posse. What a woderful idea! Thanks as always for finding the time to host the foliage party!

  3. Hannah says:

    Hi Pam, The white ceramics look really crisp with the green plants. Cute! I’m participating for the first time in Foliage Follow-up.

    Hi, Hannah. So glad that you’re joining in this month! I wanted to leave a comment on your post but can’t without an account. FYI, if you wish to enable the Name/URL option in your comments, people like me who don’t have accounts can comment too. Hope to see you next month! —Pam

  4. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    This is a pretty vignette. I really should try to get pictures of some of the foliage in my garden. There are spots that look pretty. Actually most of my garden is foliage. Happy FF.

  5. Layanee says:

    Those are lovely! Great idea. I did post on foliage just a week ago. Does that count?

    You bet it counts, Layanee. Thanks for joining in with your May leaf love. —Pam

  6. Spring is my favorite time for foliage…these are lovely simple displays that brighten a shady spot…

    Here’s my link Pam. Thanks for hosting:

  7. Alison says:

    I loved that trio of frames in your previous post about this garden. I have similar frames made from cedar hanging around my garden with nothing in them. I really should get on that, hang them and put some containers in them.

    Thanks for taking the time to post the foliage party. Here’s my link:

    Hi, Alison. Thanks for joining in again! I wanted to leave a comment on your blog but can’t without an account. (If you wish to enable the Name/URL option for people like me, without accounts, I’d love to be able to comment next time.) Here’s what I wanted to say: You’ve got some great combos going on, especially the ornamental rhubarb, Japanese painted fern and Filipendula. I like that you focused on groupings, rather than individual plants. It gives me a much better sense of your garden!


    I am planting a new few new beds so plenty of foliage there, though not even much in the way of leaves out yet here in zone 3.

  9. The backdrop of that dark wood is really striking. One of these days, I’ll have a more mature garden and I plant to then focus on finding great pots, urns and planters for the creation of great accompanying pieces.
    Here’s my post on May’s Foliage Follow up

  10. While that particular vignette doesn’t appeal to me (yes always the naysayer) I do like the idea! I’ve combined my foliage follow-up post with my “favorite plant in the garden this week” feature:

  11. I like the verdant splashes provided by the leaves against the white and natural wood tones. Thanks for your photos and for hosting!

    Here’s my foliage follow up:

  12. louis says:

    I love those pots. So classic, yet the frames and the horizontal board are a nice touch of modern. It’s always my favourite when styles are combined like that

  13. Hoov says:

    Nicely done–good contrast between aged wood, smooth white ceramic, and the fresh green of the foliage.

    My folliage scene for today:

    Hi, Hoov. Thanks for joining in! I couldn’t leave a comment on your post without an account, so here’s my comment: Smashing! I love the whole vignette. What a beautiful contribution for Foliage Follow-Up. —Pam

  14. ricki says:

    I saved a few of my favorite foliage shots from garden visits this month to contribute:
    As always, I appreciate your invitation to focus on foliage at this monthly party you graciously host.

  15. Bernieh says:

    The living still life is simply stunning

    I love it too. Simple but so effective. Thanks for dropping by, Bernieh. —Pam

  16. Jason says:

    Foliage in May is so fresh and green. Lovely containers, though here you would not keep them outside.

  17. Kimberley says:

    I’ve posted a Foliage Follow-Up for the first time ever this month! There are just so many nice things to look at in May that aren’t flowers!

  18. I absolutely LOVED that still life display–and your coverage of that unique garden! I posted a GBBD/Foliage Follow-Up a couple of days ago, but in my excitement forgot to link here. Thanks, again, for hosting Pam!

    Hi, PP. Thanks for joining in again! I wanted to leave a comment on your blog but can’t without an account. (If you wish to enable the Name/URL option for people like me, without accounts, I’d love to be able to comment next time.) Here’s what I wanted to say: Delightful foliage pics, especially the wild ginger and twining clematis vine. Thanks for sharing the green stuff for Foliage Follow-Up! —Pam

  19. Anna K. says:

    I just did my first Bloom Day three days ago, and I’m afraid I’m hooked! This is so much fun! Love the composition of the green in the whites in the black! Clever, beautiful and creative! I’m willing to bet it looks spectacular at dusk when the contrast is even more intense… Thank you so much for hosting the Foliage Follow-Up. So cool!

  20. I love the ceramic containers… but it’s the frames that really make them stand out. Those are genius–I love the whole vignette!

    Mine is not so beautifully simple, of course. But here’s my foliage follow up post:

  21. Scott Weber says:

    I’m always late, Pam, but better late than never, right?

    It’s never too late. Thanks for sharing your post, Scott. —Pam

  22. Alison says:

    Pam, I have another reader who would like me to enable the Name/URL option, but I can’t figure out how to do that without getting oodles of Spam. :-(

    Those aggravating spammers are causing so many of my favorite bloggers to turn off the Name/URL option, and it makes me so sad not to be able to comment anymore. I’m sure you’ve already tried it, but does word verification work for you in keeping spammers at bay? I use Akismet, which is fantastic, but I don’t think it works on Blogger blogs, unfortunately. —Pam