Sunday, June 16, 2013

Foliage Follow-up: June 2013

So, it's Foliage Follow-up Day over at Digging! The more I garden, the more I choose plants based on foliage rather than bloom. There's just something so fun about playing with textures and a more subtle palette, and right now the blonde Mexican feathergrass tangles and pale green velvet-soft leaves of the indian mallow are two of my favorites. But let's kick it off with Tropicana canna.IMG_6369 IMG_6370 IMG_6383 IMG_6368 IMG_3142 IMG_6374 IMG_6362 IMG_6376 IMG_6389 IMG_6364 IMG_6366
From the top: canna; artemesia; Mexican feathergrass; indian mallow; Gold Dust abutilon; mint and lemongrass; Greg's Mist, artemesia, firebush, Blackie sweet potato; basil; iris w/feathergrass and standing cypress; potted agave.

When I pruned up with Crepe Myrtle the other day, I was surprised to find I had almost missed the bark shedding, which I think is really beautiful. IMG_6379 The morning sun bed last week: IMG_2999 And this morning, sans angel's trumpet: IMG_6357 Sad to lose the blooms and full foliage, but the angel's trumpet was taking over (pulled up over 100 seedlings this year and still have a raised spot on my palm where I got stabbed through gloves with a seedpod two weeks ago). And hopefully the lemongrass and mint will fill in quickly.

4 comments:

NellJean said...

Devil's Trumpets, then if they're a nuisance and stab you through a glove. Datura.

Amy Farrier said...

But then they have that heavenly scent when they first open...

Steph@RamblingWren said...

I can't stop staring at the Tropicana canna. Beautiful! The Mexican feather grass is so pretty. It adds so much movement to the garden.

Kim Mattingly said...

Okay, now I want to move my potted agave over next to my Mexican feather grass. Love that!!!