This weekend the Yuccas were speaking to me. What they were saying was unclear and when I leaned closer to try and get a better listen, they stabbed the side of my head. A little mystery is good in any relationship right?
Yucca 'Walbristar' or 'Bright Star' is one of my favorites
I'm thankful that they look healthy and happy but am wondering if mine will ever get that cool pink cast that I've seen in pictures.
Yuccas are truly lovely and sculptural plants and this one earns the title Spanish Dagger OUCH! It's unfortunate that the gardener didn't vacuum those leaves out before taking these pictures. Some people are not very aesthetically astute.
I really tried to stay with one kind of plant for foliage follow up but then I saw this Melianthus looking quite yummy and wanted to include it if only to get away from those
Artichoke foliage glowing in the sun begged to be noticed. O.K. there goes any hope of a theme.
This Euonymus is very nice in the winter with it's pink cast but it makes my heart sing in spring when the new yellow edged growth makes the entire bush glow with color!
Lyonothamnus floribundus which Sean Hogan calls "...one of California's most handsome natives..." looking particularly so with it's red limbs and green leaves against the blue sky!
This crazy Sedum palmeri looks wonderful year round!
Will this be the year when my Hydrangea quercifolia gets those gorgeous fall colors we see everywhere else? Oh wait, it's January - Guess not.
Graceful foliage of Stachyurus salicifolia cascades over that of Cordyline 'Jurred', 'Red Fountain', or 'Festival Grass' depending where and when you saw it. Poor thing is going to have an identity crisis!
Sloth confession # 579 - These two plants have lived in their nursery pots for two and three seasons. One would think that the gardener would settle on a place for them and let their roots have some space. It's so hard to find good help these days. The firm of Me, Myself, and I works for very low pay but then one gets what one pays for.
Digging is our host for this green party (Not to be confused with THE Green Party which is an entirely different thing.) Be sure to click on over to her site to see beautiful foliage from all of the round earth's imagined corners.