August Faves in the Garden

Okay, the clock just struck midnight, so technically I am now late in joining in Loree’s Fave of the Month meme, as it takes place on the last Friday of each month. Oh well, here goes:


Wish I could tell you what this is. I know it’s some kind of pond plant, but beyond that, it’s a mystery. Funny, I don’t even have a pond, but how could I possibly resist those leaves???


Some kind of Aloe which happened to be in the right place when I happened to walk by with my camera.


Scraggly as it is (should have cut it back and taken cuttings earlier on, but missed the boat) my Begonia luxurians glows in the dark, backlit by one of my new solar lights. Next year, I WILL be more on the ball with this one!


A NOID Colocasia I rescued several years ago. It rewards me by coming back – again and again – that sweet thing!

This one is a favorite every month. He truly knows how to live!

This one is a favorite every month. He truly knows how to live!


About annamadeit

Born and raised in Sweden, my aesthetics and outlook on life are strongly shaped by a culture rich in history and tradition. I care a great deal about environmental responsibility, and my aesthetic reflects the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia. I was trained as an architect at the University of Cincinnati and as a color specialist at the Scandinavian Colour Institute in Stockholm. I'm obsessed with plants and gardens, and aim to take my skill set a step further by designing gardens as well as interiors. As someone so aptly said: " Architecture is the skin that separates the exterior from the interior". So true - you can't successfully focus on one without incorporating the other. I'm also an avid cook, and I love to ski. In addition, I put time and efforts into trying to rectify things that I feel are wrong in my immediate community. As you will see, The Creative Flux will touch on all these things, and more. For sure, it's all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blog!
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12 Responses to August Faves in the Garden

  1. annamadeit says:

    Thanks Derrick. Truthfully, they happened to be the only decent photos I had taken in a while. Figured I’d put them to good use! 🙂

  2. hb says:

    All beautiful but the one in the last photo is particularly special, with that beautiful gold and ginger variegation.

    The Aloe might be A. x spinossisima, the toothy-ness is somewhat distinctive.

  3. Alison says:

    Aw, love the ginger kitty! The light on the pond plant is pretty, good capture.

  4. Excellent shot of the NOID Colocasia! Oh and I think your pond plant might be Thalia dealbata…it’s a good one!

    • annamadeit says:

      Oh my – now that I know what it is, I looked it up! Holy moly – it gets up to 6′ tall!!! Thanks for the ID – now I’m starting to wonder what I have gotten myself into…

  5. That Colocasia is gorgeous but my favorite is the sweet orange furry one.

  6. Evan says:

    Well you beat me! I swear I meant to participate on Friday, but I forgot, again. Hopefully I’ll at least get to it before August is over. Your lush favorites are a welcome relief from the sere landscape of August.

    • annamadeit says:

      Ha! It was sheer luck! I saw Hoov’s post in my email, and had a chance to read it before the day was over. You have another couple of days, Evan… 🙂

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