As always, visit Pam at Digging for more of this month's fun foliage posts - and to share your own!
It's a mixed bag this month for the October Foliage Follow-up! I have everything from late season vegetables:
|A golden variety of Swiss chard|
To forgotten-in-the-summertime plants that reveal themselves in themselves in fall's slanting sunshine:
|Glossy-leaf European ginger|
|Grape hyacinth foliage and the last of the coleus|
|'Little Zebra' dwarf miscanthus|
To the hot foliage of tropicals (like this red cordyline/Ti plant) that are bright enough to put the tree leaves to shame:
Okay, I'm currently in love with this cordyline and I can't pick just one photo to share... so here are a few more:
Soon, the cordyline will have to come inside, joining the other tropicals and non-hardy succulents on a windowsill:
|Mother-of-thousands, tillandias and orchids|
|A close-up of one of the current crop of "thousands"|
The cordyline might get a few companions this winter. I have a dish of rescued tillandsias that are taking up too much valuable space on a pedestal... surely a few of them can be tucked into the cordyline branches?
|The green air plants are rescues from a trashed tillandsia ball... but the fun red tillandsia is my souvenir from Naples this spring!|
Speaking of my winter plans, has anyone started moving in their plants yet this fall? If so, do you have any space-saving hints on combining and displaying them in your house? I--I mean, a friend of mine--could always use a little help in that department... ;-)