Andrew has come up with a new design for the annual shade pavilion to greenhouse conversion. Not that the old design was broken but, you know, when the creative mind thinks of something better it must be implemented.
So we’ve been working; which means I, as the assistant, spend a lot of time waiting to be told what’s next. Naturally my eyes start to wander, and I see things. Things I want to share with you. Like the fact my Acanthus sennii looks like it’s finally thinking about blooming.
I wonder what will happen first? Frost or bloom?
The big leaves of the Gunnera…
…and Tetrapanax are fabulously intricate when back lit but the sun.
And I’m happy anytime I can capture the hairs on the Leucadendron leaves.
Although it's better when you wait for just the right light.
A little golden, Fall color…
I love the grid pattern on the Opuntia microdasys (Bunny Ears)
And the tiny fruits just keep appearing on the Rubus lineatus.
More sun-play with big leaves, this one a colocasia (Colocasia antiquorum 'Illustris' I believe).
My Bocconia frutescens (Tree Poppy) seeds are finally opening.
Check them out! Crazy huh?
Finally I must admit to being rather captivated by the leaves of the Acacia baileyana 'Purpurea' as the sun moved around the tiny plant.
It's not terribly thrilled with life in a container so I think next spring it will be set free.
Perhaps to lend a brief exotic flare to the new planting area north of the patio, where the privet is coming out.
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