On with the show! On the 15th of each month, Carol at May Dreams Gardens, invites gardeners the world over to snap some photos of what's blooming in the garden. On the 16th, Pam at Digging, provides foliage fanatics like myself, a chance to tell the rest of the story through her Foliage Follow-up. Thanks to both for hosting! And both are ALWAYS in my sidebar favorite garden blogs link. Please go take a look!
Mother Nature was kind this month and held off on the freezes. For this reason, I have
something to show you. :0)
Tweedia caerulea still blooming! I love this plant! It's in the milkweed family and originally from Argentina.
Mexican milkweed (Asclepius curassavica)
Purple Oxalis (Oxalis triangularis)
Mexican Firespike (Odontonema strictum)
An unknown Aloe species blooms each winter. You can almost set your clock to its exact bloom sequence.
Aechmea gamosepala....has these crazy violet & purple matchstick blooms each winter.
Close-up of Mexican Firespike
NOW FOR FOLIAGE FOLLOW-UP FOR JANUARY
White Bird of Paradise...someone has the munchies!
Foliage is my favorite part of the garden. Here's the front bed with a weird aloe, rosemary, sage in a pot, and some Agave americana in the back.
Sage close-up. One of my favorite plants to put with Agaves!
Chinese fan palms endured the drought and the freezes to grace the garden.
You can see why it's my favorite palm.
Yucca gloriosa with Nuttall Oak leaves
Pecan leaf lands in Agave americana
Agave lophantha ~ voted Most Antisocial Plant in my Garden....OUCH!
It's way over in the side garden away from paths.
Caption: "It was a hard year"
That's it for the NORMAL version.
To see a surprise version of my GBBD & FoFo...er..uh....Foliage Follow-up, click on the link below. It's my photography blog. I'll risk this once a year in January. Enjoy! :0)