Friday, 30 March 2012
So I have had this dilemma. How do I replace my late Cordyline Australis Red Sensation. Below is a picture of it in its glory last september. If you have been following my winter blues, my muchly beloved cordyline fopped over and died! So I've had this dilemma, what to replace it with?!
Though I do lament the loss of colour contrast, I think I have a new plant obsession. Yucca gloriosa variegata!! I got this beauty for 50% off last weekend and drum roll.... It is the replacement.
I said before, my natural inclination is new zealand flax grass or another cordyline (which I do already have on hand) ... but I really don't want another plant protection project.
I think it adds a more desert"esque"look to everything. Not only that but just a few feet away is my other newly planted yucca gloriosa variegata. For now, all cordylines will remain potted or treated as annuals... as much as it pains me. What other plants do you all think I should add this year?
One random yet happy plant purchase for me was this patio peach!! It is one of those genetic dwarf varieties. Not only do I love peaches, but I also love the foliage on peach trees and am very excited to pot this up!!!
But for now, I'll leave you with this. Don't let the sunshine and blue skies in this photo deceive you. It represents a mere reprieve from the relentless days of cold drizzle. Here's to hoping for more sunshine... we certainly need it!