I came for the sun, mild 4 seasons, short winters, striking scenery, and opportunity. I got or took most of that for myself, to share.
Thanks Pam at Digging for your showcasing this monthly treat; join the conversation - here
|Ocotillo / Fouquieria splendens has green leaves now spotted by many gold leaves, and has|
for a couple weeks. I'm really not sure how this plant can muster up foliage given how dry
you see the nearby plants are.
|This narrowest of the three Ocotillo behind my house is always the most golden.|
A form reminiscent of the golden Scott Calhoun, sans his groupies :-) Would be
a hoot if he stumbled onto this post...
|Desert Olive / Forestiera pubescens showing it's autumnal side|
|Thar's gold in those Deergrass / Muhlenbergia rigens plants!|
I appreciate how most of the blades are green, a few are entirely yellow, and several are green streaked with gold.
|Hairy Mountain Mahogany / Cercocarpus breviflorus losing some leaves, as other new leaves|
come on. I am having to really water in my trio of them in this drought, as foothill stands of it
are starting to die all over. I won't let mine!
|Here is one of those mountain mahoganies, the one seen facing out my dining room's door, |
but this time, from my master bedroom patio.
|The fountain is not a bad sound in all this, either.|
|Wow - mingling! Some fall color on the Chaste Tree, but no flowers, unlike some.|
|The foliage on the cedar almost looks like thicker, bluer Spanish moss!|
|One final view. Again, great pruning to allow both plants to thrive in a tight space and together. I'm|
so glad I ran into both of his Blue Atlas Cedar forms. So stunning, including with that Vitex.
Not my usual foliage post, thank goodness!