Agave parryi hasn't been at all bothered by the cool temps, and it's leaves almost seem to defect the raindrops.
Our "wall of bamboo" to hide the neighbors is finally doing so!That's my foliage follow-up for January, I feel so lucky to have so much green in the garden, even in the dead of winter. Click on over to Digging to check out other foliage follow-ups!
And the bamboo in the drive-way planters (serving the same purpose) is so bright and happy with all the rain we've been getting.
Even the big leaf bamboo is looking great, except for a little old foliage which needs to be trimmed off. This is one of those cases where I've made up a name for the plant and completely forgot its real name. I call it Salsa Bamboo, because it's fun to say and its real name is something close to that.
The Callistemon leaves capture more than their weight in rain drops!
The Cast Iron plant and Maidenhair ferns are happy in this shady corner. I think the Cast Iron can get buy on much less water than it's been getting but hopefully it isn't minding.
I wove a few Clematis armandii 'Snowdrift' through the Hydrangea to green it up in the winter. They seem to be doing just fine, the trick will be not cutting them back when I cut back the Hydrangea (soon)...
Our Dicksonia antarctica survived being a Christmas Tree stand-in and is back outside where it's loving the moisture.
Dwarf mondo grass, my only complaint about this little ground cover is that it grows too slow! I love it and wish it would just go crazy!
What would I do with out Euphorbia in the wintertime!
Our Fatsia japonica definitely shows which side is protected and which is not. The left side faces the street where the cold wind blows, the right side the house.
This is why I go through what I go through to protect my Flax plants...gorgeous!
I can't remember the name of this grass. It starts out almost copper in the spring and then fades to green.
An inherited Hebe, I believe it's "Red Edge"?
As I was taking pictures of the Hebe the whole plant started shaking, it was a little disturbing. Then I realized what was causing it. Evidently Lila saw an opportunity for a drink of water with all the droplets on the leaves...