Even in January, foliage is already taking a backseat to floral color in my garden. Flowers that normally arrive in spring are already making an appearance and, with temperatures above 80F (27C) all this week, it feels as though we're skipping rapidly toward summer. But there are a few foliage standouts to share.
|2 more Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope' were added to my garden in December - the bright variegated foliage can light up an area all on its own|
|This Agave 'Blue Glow' was acquired in a 6 inch pot in October and I could swear it has already doubled in size - I expected it to grow faster than the 2 I have in pots but the degree of difference surprised me|
|This Arthropodium cirratum (Renga Lily) has become huge - I think it could swallow up a small child. I'll divide it in the fall.|
|Carex testacea (orange New Zeland sedge) is one of the plants adding a glow to my side yard|
|I'm enamored with this Crassula lycopodiodes, which I bought on a whim to line the edge of the patio in the side yard. It's a good thing I like it as even the smallest pieces root nearly instantaneously.|
|Pelargonium 'Indian Dunes' demurely peeking through the foliage of Lomandra longifolia 'Breeze'|
|Pseuderanthemum 'Texas Tri-Star' performs best with morning sun and afternoon shade, which it gets in the border running along our living/dining room windows|
|New growth on the Xylosma congestum hedge running behind our backyard border|
These are my contributions to Foliage Follow-up, hosted monthly by Pam at Digging. Please visit her here to find more January foliage highlights.