Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Wednesday Vignette, fill the frame with foliage


How many can you name? Visit Flutter & Hum for links to all the bloggers sharing vignettes today.

As requested (by Kris) here's the list, in roughly counterclockwise order from the bottom of the photo:
Trachycarpus wagnerianus
Sedum 'Autumn Joy'
Brachyglottis greyi, also called Senecio greyi
Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
Grevillea 'Ivanhoe'
Euphorbia 'Excalibur'
Hebe pimeleoides 'Quicksilver'

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22 comments:

  1. Great juxtaposition of shapes, colors and textures!

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    1. Thanks Mr. Bock. I love this weekly excuse to post one-off photos!

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  2. Delicious green and so refreshing at this brown time of year. Trachycarpus fortunei, Euphorbia somethingorother, Grevillea thatoneia, That groovygreyleaved thingii that you've written about before.

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    1. Close! (Trachycarpus wagnerianus)

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  3. Um, I know that's black mondo grass up in the top left corner.

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  4. Without cheating and reading the other comments first? Probably one and a half. So nicely filled though!

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    1. Thanks for not pointing out the yellowing leaves of the Euphorbia.

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  5. and Ophiopogon planiscapus, which is a heck of a thing to remember how to spell. What a pretty photo!

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  6. Are you going to provide an annotated update? I wouldn't have done well, getting genera at best in most cases.

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  7. A wonderful foliar composition. You have such a fantastic eye for combining plants (and for design in general, for that matter). I think I can get pretty much everything to genus, but only about half more specifically.

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    1. You're giving me too much credit Evan. Things just get squeezed in where there is room!

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    2. Ha! I know, but it still comes out looking wonderful. Others could do the same with much less attractive results. Maybe you just have excellent taste in plants, so any combination you plant looks good.

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  8. Ha! I enjoyed the comments on this one. I like Kris's question. It IS an amazing combination and an excellent vignette.

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    1. Thanks PP, I added a list to the post.

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  9. Okay let's see... my best guess is: Black mondo grass, Senecio, Grevillea 'Ivanhoe', Quicksilver Hebe, Euphorbia 'Fire Charm', Sedum 'Voodoo' and of course the Trach. (I would have guessed the same one Peter did.) Love the way you put them together - stunning combo!

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  10. [waves had wildly] I see a spurge! I see a spurge! [long pause] OK, that's it for me [hangs head in shame]. As the man said, great shapes, colors, textures, and now that I look again, I may have been wrong about the spurge. You all are waaay too good for me!

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    1. Nope, you were right! Euphorbia 'Excalibur'...and your descriptive comment had me laughing.

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  11. Not sure which deserves more praise: your gardening chops or photography skills. I guess it took both to come up with that tapestry of shapes and colors. WOW!

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