Follow-Up Foliage, November 2012
A lovely follow-up to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day posts encouraged by Carol of May Dreams Gardens is Follow-Up Foliage. Logically, it happens on the 16th of the month, the day after Bloom Day.
I’ve got a foliage-heavy garden (vs. flower-heavy), so it’s easier for me to find willing subjects out there. 🙂 On this rainy day, the droplets on the leaves and succulents are beautiful.
I pick out greener sections of my Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi to highlight the whiter new growth.
Agave parryi var. truncata, backed by bright green Graptoveria.
Wet detail of Fatsia japonica.
New leaves emerging on a classic rubber tree (Ficus elastica).
Looking down into Cordyline australis ‘Torbay Dazzler’.
Love the foliage of this iceplant called Pink Vygie (Oscularia deltoides).
Lovely dark red on Aeonium ‘Zwartkopf’. Mine’s greener than typical because it’s a shady garden.
Pieris japonica ‘Haviland’ with it’s variegated leaves.
Passion vine on our fence…
The persistant (needing to be hand-stripped) leaves of my Japanese maple look stunning against the umbrella foliage of Begonia luxurians.
Again, sorry for the blur. Our wooden horse among the ferns.
Unfurling fiddlehead of Australian tree fern, Cyathea cooperi.
Didn’t realize this was so blurry. Sorry. Rosy Maidenhair Fern.
Another vining plant with a caudex base is my Petopentia natalensis.
Deeply lobed leaves of vining Kedrostis africana.
Plump leaves of Pachyphytum opalina.
Rosy pink flush on Pork-and-Beans sedum, among Echeveria secunda and E. imbricata.
Feathery leaves of Lotus maculatus ‘Amazon Sunset’.
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