Foliage Follow-up, hosted by Pam at Digging, serves to highlight the value of foliage in the garden. The rain we've received over the past several weeks scrubbed everything in the garden clean, allowing plants to glow in the sunlight. I thought I'd share just a few examples.
|Agave 'Blue Glow' with Euphorbia tirucalli 'Sticks on Fire'|
|Phormium 'Maori Queen' fronted by Euphorbia characias 'Black Pearl'|
|Phormium 'Tom Thumb'|
|Yucca desmettiana 'Blue Boy' with Graptosedum 'Darley Sunshine'|
|The succulent bed I planted back in early September using a collection of mostly cuttings and plug plants, including Aeoniums (A. arboreum, A. 'Sunburst', and A. haworthii 'Kiwi'), Crassula lycopodiodes and Kalanchoe gastonis-bonnerieri|
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Wednesday Vignette, hosted by Anna at Flutter & Hum, focuses on the images that grabbed participants' interest this week. Mine is a photo capture of a cloudless sulphur butterfly (Phoebis sennae). These butterflies gravitate to the large Senna bicapsularis in my dry garden, which serves as a host plant for both the butterflies and their larva. The butterflies flitted through my garden in large numbers throughout the fall months but, although I spent considerable time stalking them, I couldn't get a single decent photo - they never sat still for a second. However, as I was taking the photo of the succulent bed shown above, one landed on a nearby rock and stayed there for several minutes, allowing me to get several half-way decent shots.
|Maybe it thought it blended right in. If I hadn't seen it land, I might have missed it.|
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