Saturday, December 17, 2011

Foliage Follow-Up

Each month Pam Penick from Digging gives gardeners the challenge to express what foliage has inspired us.  Pam says that Austin, Texas is currently having a flush of fall color.  Here in the Texas Gulf Coast, fall color with the changing of the leaves is often very unreliable, however we are currently having a lovely show.  These pictures I took in my garden yesterday, I am enjoying this Bald Cypress in my neighbor’s yard.  The orange red looks superb with the color of my garage.  The rest of the photos, that follow are my current favorite foliage plants.

Bald Cypress Tree (Taxodium distichum)

HINCKLEY'S COLUMBINE (Aguilegia Hinkleyana)

Spotted Laurel (Acuba japonica variegata)

Variegated Shell Ginger (Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata')

Mother in Laws Tongue Medium Variegated (Sansevaria trifasciata Laurentia)

Elephant ear plant (Xanthosoma)

Canna 'Bengal Tiger'

 Marjoram Herb

Variegated Greater Periwinkle 'Variegata' (Vinca major)

Rudbeckia maxima (Giant Coneflower)

Duranta erecta 'Cuban Gold'

Castor bean (Ricinus communis)

Golden Cassia (Cassia closiana)

Texas Sage (Leucophyllum frutescens)

Bourbon Street - Copperleaf Plant (Acalypha wilkesiana)

To view my Foliage Follow-Up from last month follow this link:  Foliage Follow-Up


  1. What great colors! My garden is asleep. I wish I could sleep till spring, too.

  2. Lucy, your foliage plants are all lovely. I especially LOVE the Texas Sage! Wish I could get that here, will have to look.


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