Thursday, December 16, 2010


Thanks to Pam at digging for bringing us together; the Fellowship of the Foliage! Viva la Leaves. Visit see the rest of the group.
Our Fall foliage here in Houston has lasted for months and some of the trees are just starting to rev up their colors with oranges, reds, and yellows with a few purples to boot. Wow! Here's a sample from Tropical Texana, along with the monthly photo shots of palm fronds and agaves. No freeze on with the show:

                         Wisteria leaves against the Giant Bird of Paradise.
                                Leaves pile up in the Chinese Fan Palms.
                         The little Crepe Myrtle out back is stealing the show
                                     Licorice plant and Agave funkiana
                         Natural scene in front yard...Native Texas Trees Rock!
               Yea! The Mexican Fire Spikes made it through the "Almost Freeze" event.
                  Nuttall Oak leaves twixt the Agave leaves
Leaf Art in the Water Tub on the side of the house.
That's it for today. Thanks for visiting and LEAFING a comment. :0)


  1. You have a nice variety of colors, shapes, and sizes of foliage.

  2. Like the shot of the yellow Wisteria leaves against the larger, darker leaf. And really? Agave funkiana? Gotta love a plant with that scientific name!

  3. Thanks, Sue for stopping by! :-)

    RBell....Thanks. BTW: The full name is sold as Agave funkiana 'Fatal Attraction'. Someone's got a wild imagination....except to say I'd never want to step on it with bare feet!
    (It's in the A. lophantha/ A.lechuguilla group)
    David/ Tropical Texana

  4. Thanks for joining in, David. Mmm, licorice plant. I love silver foliage, so how come I don't know this plant? Must investigate further.

  5. aloha,

    this is my first visit to your blog...what a nice post to, you have so many interesting textures and foliage combinations. i had no idea houston was mostly sub tropical as a growing area.

  6. How cute this chinese fan palms.

    Just like to share with you a funny quotes...

    "I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying." - Woody Allen

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I always appreciate your comments & questions! Happy Gardening from David/ Tropical Texana

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