The first one is a new introduction to my garden.
As usual, many of my top foliage picks are succulents.
|I thought all the Crassula I planted here next to the Aeonium arboreum was C. pubescens radicans but only some of it's developed that variety's characteristic deep red color. I like the mix of colors in any case.|
|Agave 'Blue Flame' is making quite a statement in my south-side succulent bed this year|
|A couple of months ago, I added Aeonium 'Zwartkop' to embellish these 'Blue Glow' Agaves but Lotus bethelotii 'Amazon Sunset' provides a nice accent too|
|Albuca spiralis 'Frizzle Sizzle' has emerged from its long underground nap|
A variety of shrubs also caught my eye.
|This is Artemisia californica, a California native as the name suggests. It looked sad after summer's intense heat and I cut my 2 shrubs back hard. They're looking great now.|
|Corokia x virgata 'Sunsplash' adds a subtle note of variegation to this bed in my front garden|
|Melianthus major has sprung back after I cut it nearly to the ground. It provides a handsome contrast to Leucadendron 'Jester' and Phormium 'Amazing Red' here.|
|This is a plant I'd all but forgotten about until I cut back the ornamental grass that had threatened to envelop it. It's Ochna serrulata, aka Mickey Mouse Bush. I planted it in November 2014 and, even now, it's only a foot tall at best. It's supposed to reach 8 feet in height at maturity but it certainly seems to be making a slow start. It's an interesting plant, though, so I'll give it more time.|
I'll close with a succulent combination I'm particularly pleased with at the moment.
|Graptoveria 'Fred Ives' and Hesperaloe parviflora make a happy combination|
That's it for me this week. Wherever you are, I hope you're treated to a warm, pleasant, sunny weekend.
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