And when the sun shines through this area magic happens. I have my shadow rock in behind the agave and yucca and the beautiful scent of lemon thyme.
And because I promised some bloom in my post...
This "hot tamale" rose is much welcomed. I love the hot colours of red, orange, yellow and pink all on one plant!
Picking up the same colour tones are the blooms on echeveria glauca! I can't get enough of the gorgeous blue rosettes!
In the soon to be blooming and epic foliage category comes my arbequina olive. This thing is loaded with buds!
And just in case you thought I didn't plant any flowers, this side angle of a patio pot shows some nice 'piña colada' lantana and lavender.
And of course palms! This potted canary island date palm is getting big quick!
The trachys are loving this spring. We have had a unique combination of much rain and much sun. I recently hacked back the leccino olive. It was going gangbusters and needed some shaping. The lower branches were so full and heavy that they were drooping down and resting on the earth beneath them.
Here you can see the spent flower stalks of this chamaerops humilis.
Moving around to a different angle shows just how big this palm is getting. I always feel conflicted as to whether or not I want to trim back some of the lower fronds and show the trunk off, or if I should let it look full and wild! (Obviously I always side with the full and wild)
This summer is going to be a good one for these bananas. They are huge!!!
The tasmanian tree fern is having a good year! I love seeing the beautiful new foliage emerge. (If you look closely you can see a new frond opening on the right)
My largest phormium is looking particularly happy this year. This one remains potted and probably always will be. It can be moved around and provides a nice screen on the patio. They are idea plants for privacy screens if needed!
And this is a foliage combination I'm quite pleased with... bamboo and loquat! After realizing how quickly my "small" loquat was turning into a loquat tree, I decided to plant it out. The spot has slightly more shade than I would normally plant it in, but the spot is ideal in terms of shelter and space.
Finally, on the subject of foliage, one of my favourite sights is and always will be an illuminated palm frond. I hope you enjoyed my June blooms and foliage! Have an epic Wednesday!!