It looks like our long stretch of sun and cold winds might have ended. Lucky me – I managed to get a decent, sun-drenched shot of one of my perennial infatuations. I apologize for constantly posting shots of Melianthus major, but it’s just such a gloriously photogenic plant!
Best foliage plant ever!
One of the few leaves left on our native Ocean Spray (Holodiscus discolor), lit up by the slanted winter sun.
As I was looking for something to go in a planter with the lacy cabbage I picked up, my eyes fell on the Arum italicum ‘Pictum’. Terrible picture, but it struck me that the leaves of the Arum lily are almost the optical opposite of each other, pattern-wise. I can’t wait for this planter to grow up a little! Right now, it looks rather pitiful, but I think once the Arum catches up in size, it will be kind of fun!
For some weird reason (to which I’m not privy) these are referred to as “stork cabbages”. Have no idea why – long stalks, maybe? Anyway – I love these. Finally had time last week, to turn them into a planter together with some other things that had patiently waited for over a month – Euphorbia rigida, a deep purple Heuchera, and a variegated ivy. There is a tiny-leaved Fuchsia in there too, but you can barely see it. It hasn’t taken too well to all these winds we’ve been having.
Here is a closeup of that Cabbage “flower”. Who needs roses when you have cabbage?
Ending with a shot of my black bamboo, which desperately needs thinning. Which is a project for another day.
For more fab foliage from gardens all over creation – head over to Pam at Digging. Thanks for hosting, Pam, and Merry Christmas!