Similarly fatsia japonica invokes feelings of warmth and joy! So lush and tropical and sooo hardy!
Yucca gloriosa shines in the glow of this april foliage follow-up. This plant is severely under used in the PNW in my opinion. It's one of those happy go lucky plants with no care no mess and no fuss.
Another plant on the sharp side of things is this opuntia... I backed my bum into it the other day - ouch!
It's neighbour yucca rostrata looks much gentler but don't let appearances deceive you.
Most know of my love for purple cordylines, and this year two have made it into the ground - so far.
I had to step back for this one... the bed needs some definite cleaning up... not quite photo ready.
When choosing plants to smile for the camera on foliage follow-up days, it usually comes down to who is glowing in the sunshine. Like this graceful bamboo. (I like to pretend the camellia in the background is a bougainvillea and that I'm somewhere in SoCal or the Mediterranean)
In the spirit of pretending to be in the mediterranean I sit under the glowing fronds of a favourite palm, close my eyes and let the sunshine warm my cheeks.
And while some of the plants require sunshine to glow, sedum angelina pops up against black mondo grass.
And this is something I have been dying to share... the first illuminated banana leaf of the year!!!!