|Acer palmatum 'Sango Kaku' in the morning sunlight|
|Close-up of the Japanese maple's leaves, now shifting from light green to an apricot color|
Other plants showing similar coloration unrelated to the seasonal changes in temperature and day length include:
|Agonis flexuosa 'Nana,' with new growth in an orangey pink|
|Euphorbia tirucalli 'Sticks on Fire,' which develops a bright salmon-pink color in full sun|
The gray-leaved plants look good regardless of the season.
|The artichoke in the half-barrel in my vegetable garden is finally gaining size|
|I still have some reservations about this combination of Helichrysum petiolare 'White Licorice' and Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' - the Helichrysum constantly threatens to overwhelm the grass and other nearby plants|
|I have no reservations about Stachys byzantina 'Helen Von Stein,' my favorite form of lamb's ear|
Other foliage that caught my eye during my garden rounds included:
|Pseuderanthemum 'Texas Tri-star,' in the border along our living room windows - this slow-growing plant looks identical to a plant I saw labeled as a Strobilanthus at a nearby nursery|
|Schlumbergera x buckleyi (aka Christmas Cactus), showing the beginnings of tiny flower buds|
|Solenostemon scutellariodes 'Electric Lime Coleus' and 'Mocha Mint Coleus,' which made it through the summer heat relatively unscathed|
That's it for this month's foliage round-up. Please visit Pam at Digging to view her foliage picks for the month and to find links to other gardeners' selections.