|Here's a closer look at Coprosma repens 'Plum Hussey'|
|The Coprosma and this metal screen are both supporting the one and only passionflower vine (Passiflora parritae) I've been able to keep alive. Planted in a pot in 2 years ago, it's yet to bloom.|
|This is a closer look at Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset', growing next to another noID Leucadendron, with Agave attenuata 'Raea's Gold' below and the mass of Acacia 'Cousin Itt' in the background|
|Maybe you also noted the 3 Agave bracteosa (squid agave) in the foreground of the preceding photo. This photo provides a closer look. There are also 2 Agave 'Joe Hoak' in the background on the right.|
|The same plants viewed in the other direction against a backdrop of Yucca 'Bright Star'|
I'll close this post with foliage I've come to have a love-hate relationship with, the masses of Stipa tenuissima (aka Mexican feather grass) I have in my garden. I've 8 mass plantings of this grass, each consisting of 3 to 5 clumps. It self-seeds widely at this time of year and, since out drought became more persistent and the soil has hardened, those seedlings have become more difficult to pull out in some areas.
|This is the before and after shot of yet another section. The combing process takes a long time and the stress of the repetitive activity caused the ganglion cyst in my wrist to flare up again this week.|
With all the Mexican feather grass tided up (at least for a month, after which they'll need another pass) and the heat backing off, I'm looking forward to more pleasant hours in the garden this weekend. I know a nasty polar vortex is expected to effect a broad area of the US this weekend and, in advance, I offer my condolences and send hope that it won't be too cold, too damaging, or remain around too long.
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