Okay, so I skipped a day after Bloom Day, but here goes:
The pretty silver leaves of my baby Lupinus albifrons, planted earlier this year. I can’t wait for it to grow bigger!!!
The Sauromatum venosum I bought last September during our WeHoP trip surprised me by surviving the winter. Not bad for something that tropical looking!
It has really cool stalks too!
Crappy photo, I know, but I love how the ends of the narrow leaves of Polygonatum verticillatum have a little curl at the end. So very dainty and elegant – like a curled little finger while holding a cup of tea.
I have never seen the sheaths of the Incense bamboo be this big before. You can imagine the mess below…
Considerably less messy, the sheaths of my Sasa Veitchii creates a cool, stripy pattern.
Funny how birds always pick either your car, or your showiest foliage to relieve themselves on. So, I photographed the other leaves of my pretty banana – Musa maurellii. Forgive the splatter.
A Manfreda I rescued during the polar vortex. It had been left outside, and was a soggy, decomposing mess. I took a chance that there was life left in the roots, brought it inside, and was rewarded with pretty spots!
Acacia cognata ‘Cousin Itt’ – oh, how I love that soft texture!
I fell in love with the leaves of Salvia mexicana, long before I realized that they also have really cool neon green calyxes with bright purple blue flowers. Looking forward to that one!
One of the most abuse-tolerant plants in my garden – Hebe ‘Quicksilver’.
Here it is again with another non-fussy wonder ‘ Berberis purpurea nana.
Lastly – the massive and scrumptious fronds of the Woodwardia unigemmata I bought at the Fling last weekend. If all goes well, it will go in the ground in the morning!
I really need to get a new camera – or fix the one I cracked on the bathroom floor at Timber Press at the Garden Bloggers’ Fling last weekend. Thank you for your patience while I make do with my phone. For more interesting and flabbergasting foliage from the world over, move over to Pam Penick’s blog Digging! Ciao!