Summer time...and the livin' is.....HOT.
But, the foliage in my garden seems to not mind too much. Pam at Digging, brings us together to show off our foliage every month. And, I love foliage.
I love the way, right here in Central Texas, I can give corners of my garden a Tropical feel.
Even things like Castor Bean, can give you that feeling.
Or...as Mr. P. did...you can order up some tropics, and have it show up on the front porch. Mr. P. loves to order things and have them show up on the front porch.
Or, you can have the desert in your garden.
Golden Barrel Cactus
Cool colored agave leaves, looking like a flower....
But...don't get too close.
Persian Shield and coleus
And, all those colors!
Powis Castle artimisia
There are cool colors...
bright green pineapple sage
And, hot colors.
There are plants, with basically the same name, that are different colors and textures.
Dark and bright sweet potato
And, some look like they've been touched up with a paint brush.
The leaves of a fig tree, can be beautiful.
Even though it's planted WAY too close to the house. All the little figs fell off, again this year.
Foliage is there...cooling things off and giving the garden texture and interest, even when the blooms are slow to show up....or, there isn't enough sun to make some blooms.
Do you love foliage as much as I do? Be sure to go over to Pam's and see some more.