Succulents hold up against all kinds of weather extremes in my climate but, cleaned of accumulated dust and dirt by rain, they really shine during the winter months.
|Aeonium 'Mardi Gras'|
|Agave 'Blue Flame' and Agave americana 'Mediopicta alba' mix it up|
|My Agave 'Blue Glow' have gained size and presence|
|Agave vilmoriana and Agave ovatifolia backed up by Coprosma repens 'Plum Hussey' and Leucadendron salignum 'Chief'|
|Agave bracteosa, Agave 'Joe Hoak' and Agave attenuata 'Raea's Gold'|
|The color of Euphorbia tirucalli 'Sticks in Fire' is at its most vivid in winter. This one's been in a strawberry pot for 9 years.|
|I planted Mangave 'Tooth Fairy' in this metal container (a rusted wok) and filled in with a variety of other succulents while I wait for this slow-growing Mangave to bulk up|
|The succulents planted atop this stacked rock wall have settled in well|
But my garden has more than succulents. Here are some of my other foliage favorites:
|I've featured this mix before but it bears repeating. This is Centaurea 'Silver Feather' and Pennisetum 'Rubrum'|
|Echium candicans 'Star of Madiera' is months from blooming but its foliage still makes a splash|
|Hebe 'Purple Shamrock' has colored up as temperatures dropped|
|Lomandra 'Platinum Beauty'|
|Phormium 'Maori Queen' paired with Corokia x virgata 'Sunsplash'|
|Back-lit Phormium 'Maori Queen'|
I'll end my survey with a few relatively new additions to my garden.
|This is Cordyline 'Can Can', which spent our remodel with its roots stuck in a pot|
|This was simply labeled "Earthstar' when I bought it. I think its Cryptanthus bivattatus.|
|Pelargonium cordifolium 'Caroline's Citrine' managed fine during the summer and will hopefully cope with winter just as well|
We had a little rain overnight. My rain collection tanks are full once again and the air, at least for the moment, is clear. I'm looking forward to the weekend. I hope you are too.
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