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Golden elderberry (Sambucus racemosa 'Sutherland Gold') sends its gold-filigreed foliage across a sprawl of round-leafed leopard plants (Ligularia dentata 'Desdemona'). ~ Steve Silk, Clatter Valley Blog

Golden elderberry ( Sambucus racemosa 'Sutherland Gold') sends its gold-filigreed foliage across a sprawl of round-leafed leopard plants .

I live fuchsias! This one has amazing foliage!

Fuchsia 'Tom West' -- The foliage is the main reason to grow this.

Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Maradco' DREAM CATCHER Beautyt bush Foliage of this cultivar reportedly produces best color in sun-filtered part shade locations.  DREAM CATCHER is perhaps most noted for its attractive and ever-changing foliage. Broad-ovate leaves (to 3” long) emerges in spring with copper tones. Leaves turn yellow by May bloom time, mature to a green-tinted golden-chartreuse by summer and finally turn orange and gold in fall.

Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Maradco' DREAM CATCHER Beautyt bush Foliage of this cultivar reportedly produces best color in sun-filtered part shade locations. DREAM CATCHER is perhaps most noted for its attractive and ever-changing foliage. Broad-ovate leaves (to 3” long) emerges in spring with copper tones. Leaves turn yellow by May bloom time, mature to a green-tinted golden-chartreuse by summer and finally turn orange and gold in fall.

Pink Elderberry Black Lace, Sambucus nigra, Elderberry

Elderberry Black Lace, Sambucus nigra - Spring Perennials from American Meadows (This is what you have Elise?

Trees and grass:  so natural looking and carefully planned.

Idea of planting around the bases of the Amelanchier. Mix of grass, domes and multi-stems.

12 great foliage border plants | Rodgersia podophylla ‘Rotlaub’ | Sunset.com Rodgersia podophylla ‘Rotlaub’  The burgundy and green cup-shaped leaves are just gorgeous. In Southern California, plant dwarf oakleaf hydrangea (H. quercifolia ‘Munchkin’ or ‘Ruby Slippers’) instead.

12 great foliage border plants Rodgersia podophylla ‘Rotlaub’ The burgundy and green cup-shaped leaves are just gorgeous. In Southern California, plant dwarf oakleaf hydrangea (H. quercifolia ‘Munchkin’ or ‘Ruby Slippers’) instead.

Juniper Hill. Love shade gardens!

Astilboides tabularis - x - Part Shade - Huge, round, toothed leaves command a dramatic placement mid-border and reach a larger size each season. Prefers moist, boggy site in cool shade.

Cotinus 'Golden Spirit,' a smoke tree with foliage like sunshine.

Plant of the week: 'Golden Spirit' smoke tree

A tight detail of a beautifully-matched color and foliage combination in this residential garden, featuring a deep red leafed heuchera, a vibrant chartreuse green sedum, and bronze-tipped heathers.

Fall Japanese maple leaves cover the green grass lawn in the fall.

A stunning, architectural plant that adds height and drama to a border -  Angelica archangelica

Buy angelica / Angelica archangelica Angelica archangelica - Stunning accent plant: Delivery by Crocus

Lovely combination of 'Gold Standard' Hosta, European Ginger, and Boxwood

A great shade or part shade combo for Missouri: wild ginger, hosta gold standard and boxwood.

Helpful Herbs  Colors in this flowerbed deftly transition from white (mixed with green) to lavender to a deep purple. Theres a nice mix of flowers -- including purple angelonia -- as well as foliage-focused plants, such as tricolor sage and herbs purple basil. In fact, herbs can be an underused source of foliage and flowers in the garden, with the added benefit of providing a harvest, too.

Exquisite Purple and White Flower Combinations

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