Tuesday, 17 April 2012
foliage follow up
I have to admit, I'm a bit of a foliage fan. After all, we look at the foliage most of the year. Flowers, while beautiful, are always coming and going. Foliage has the "tried tested and true" seal of approval so to speak. And with a couple of nice weekends things are really coming to life.
Without the cordyline australis red sensation, it definitely feels much less sub-tropical back here. But that's okay, I'm actually coming to terms with the changes - though I have three other red sensations planted elsewhere and at least a half dozen in pots.
Phormium "super trooper" - my name for it anyways - is doing great! maybe even a bloom this year?
I think I shared my excitement last week about finally finding a sedum palmeri! I have spent far too long hunting for this plant. Now I'm excited to see it go wild!
If you were to ask my nursery going friend Becca, she would tell you, I have been talking about buying an olive tree for years. I don't even know what had been stopping me! It just belongs.
I know what you're thinking here, is that a really small garden shed!? No, not really, its actually a massive mediterranean fan palm!
What's that, a new agave?! introducing my newest plant acquisition ... agave parryi huachucensis!
And I just had to share these from Vancouver. Easily 6 feet tall with about a 12 foot across crown, these dicksonia antarctica are monsters!