VP and many others are fans and even Emma was beginning to be converted. But then shock, horror Plant Mad Nige is a heucherahater!!! And so is the Bedsock who just doesn't get them and describes them as 'the ones with the ragged and dead leaves that attract vine weevils'!! The Sock has noted other bloggers who have been very mealy-mouthed about them!
It is time for the Band of Heucheraholics to fight back and make sure that everyone is converted to the cause. But first we must do a little research into the psychology of what people think is a good or a bad heuchera.
To do this I have taken some pictures from the Heucheraholics site. (Heucheraholics won gold for their fab displays at Malvern and Shewsbury plus they have always been fans of the bloggywog so they must be great people!) The pictures are of some of their new heucheras arriving for 2010 take a look at the Heucheraholics website for a fuller description and lots more..
The Sock loves heucheras but not ALL heucheras some are wonderful like 'Obsidian' some are washed-out like 'Amber Waves'. Here we will decide which of the new heucheras are 'Euw!!' or 'Non-Euw!!!' please post your opinions on the comments.
First up Mmmmm 'Mint Julep'. Absolutely non-Euw.
Looks fresh and clean as a mountain stream.
Non-Euw 'Shanghai' vibrantly violet
Euw! Bayou best viewed at midnight.
Non-Euw. Lovely 'Lipstick' with it's lush green leaves
Euw! 'Midas Touch' didn't turn this to gold.
Non-Euw! 'Lime Marmalade' will add frills to a gloomy garden.
Non-Euw! 'Electra' This is so in your face you have to love it - but then the Sock has to confess that she secretly likes the occasional coleus too.
Non-Euw! The fairy at the bottom of your garden will love this one!
Euw! 'Golden Zebra' a heucherella which looks just a little too coleus for the Sock.
Hmm... jury's out on 'Berry Smoothie' what do you reckon?
The Sock's head was full of heucheras so she bought another one today.. but that is a story for tomorrow's blog.
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