First the beautiful powder blue and green of Senecio "Blue Fingers".
Also there is Dietes irioides, commonly known as Fortnight Lily, whose handsome, deep green fans have just sent out their first bud stalk. I have been happily impressed with the elegant presence of the Dietes clump and will be even happier as it begins to bloom. By the way, my aunt recently recommended Dietes (as well as Argyranthemum frutescens, the Marguerite Daisy) for successfully growing under Eucalyptus trees, a notoriously difficult situation for plants.
All in all, the leafiest plant in the whole garden is probably still the Salvia greggii "Autumn Moon"...
but it has some competition for the title from Eremophila "Outback Sunrise", which has yet to flower, but has held its lush green foliage fresh for months.
Lastly, there are the bronze/purple foliaged plants, which I am learning to appreciate more and more in this garden. Sedeveria "Sorrento" (see also my post on these earlier this winter) is thriving.
I love the purple hues of my newly planted Penstemon parryii. I suppose the colour will change as the weather warms.
Another recent acquisition is the slightly curly leaves of the little groundcover Tetraneuris aucalis. The yellow daisies perch on wiry stems some 12 in (30 cm) or more above the mat of leaves.
And finally, once again, there are the smoky leaves of Eremophila "Valentine". This is proving a superb addition to the garden.
Thanks to Christina for hosting GBFD each month at My Hesperides Garden and for encouraging a good look at the foliage that brings its own grace and beauty to complement the often more ephemeral flowers.
Last of all, a look (almost) upward at the leaves of the little Acacia tree (Acacia salicina, see also here), quietly evergreen... or eversilver...