Thursday, October 22, 2015
Garden Foliage: October
Agave angustifolia "Marginata" is fairly common around here, which promises well for its survival. I have it tucked back into the southeast corner, which is currently being worked out and planted up. It must like its position since it sent up a pup overnight after planting! Its fresh, almost mint, green is very refreshing in the garden.
Clearly not leaves, but still playing the role of foliage in the garden, are the wonderful stems of Euphorbia trinculli "Firesticks". They make a good splash of colour and are growing well.
There are many other fine foliage plants right now: lavender, hamelia, and eremophilas; but they will have to wait for another day. Linking with Christina at Garden of the Hesperides for this October's Garden Bloggers Foliage Day, which is an excellent time to take a look round at the plants that often make up the main structure of the garden.
Weather Diary: Fair; High: 77 F (25 C)/Low: 57 F (14 C)