Friday, April 16, 2010

foliage follow up to bloom day


'Mahogany' nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus) seedlings

Pam at Digging invites us to show off our foliage the day after garden bloggers' bloom day. Check out her blog to see hers and others' foliage standouts.


plumbago's slowly coming back after a tough winter


inland sea oats are lusher than I've ever seen them


Mexican feathergrass and bush germander


this biggest agave survived the cold winter pretty well, too

15 comments:

TexasDeb said...

I'm an inland oats fan bigtime now, especially seeing how they survived this past year with nary a glitch. Plus the deer leave them alone so they are just about perfect in my book!

Iris said...

Deb--It took me awhile to really appreciate them, but I do now. You're right--they're hardy!

Pam/Digging said...

I love those inland sea oats and your big blue agave! Beautiful.

Lancashire rose said...

Wow, those inland sea oats are the most lush I have ever seen. Imagine the crop of oats this year! I do love them but they are a bit weedy.

Sylvana said...

Love that Mexican feather grass!

Iris said...

Pam--Thanks! I feel lucky the big agave made it through the freezes.

Lancashire rose--I agree they can get weedy. Mine are all in a back corner of the back yard that's mostly the dog's territory, so I don't mind.

Sylvana--I love it, too--so cheery when it's waving.

Les said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my Bloom Day post. Is the Inland Sea Oat as invasive as Northern Sea Oat? BTW, I like the name of your blog and the smell of Soc. Garlic in late fall is now in my brain.

Iris said...

Les--You're quite welcome. Enjoy your blog! All I know is that mine is inland sea oats and can be sort of aggressive, but I don't know that they're "invasive"--sorry I don't know more: they came with the house and are in an area mostly dedicated to the dog, so I haven't paid as much attention as I should!

Kathleen Scott said...

Lovely foliage with varying color and texture. The one that caught my eye as an "I've gotta get that" is the bush germander. Perfect structural element here in deer country.

Iris said...

Kathleen--I love the bush germander! It's drought-tolerant, has silvery foliage and pale purple little flowers for a few weeks in Spring.

NotSoAngryRedHead said...

What great movement in the grass!

Meredith said...

I love Inland Sea Oats -- we are trying to create a whole bed of them -- they are about the only thing I can get to cover up all the oak sprouts in this one area of our side yard. A neighbor let us get some from her yard, so hopefully they will spread quickly! Yours are gorgeous.

Iris said...

NotSoAngryRedHead--I love their movement, too!

Meredith--Thanks! I can't take much credit for them because they came with the house, but I really like them.

Marc O. said...

You've got some great plants. Love that photo of the inland sea oats. Gives me hope for mine.

I added your blog to my links.

Iris said...

Marc O.--Thanks! Will subscribe to your blog's feed, too.