Oh, you are welcome to follow me, quietly...
I am in love with my garden in September with so many colors, both on flowers and the foliage. Here are some of my favorite spots or plant combinations in the garden...
White Christmas caladium and Persian shield in the container...
Chartreuse colored sweet potato with three different caladiums in another container....
Backyard west flower bed with Aechmea blanchetiana 'Orangeade', ground orchids, variegated devil's backbone, caladiums, Variegated Shell Ginger (Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata'), vincas.
Bromeliads in this corner have setting pups. Maybe one more year, I can have this space filled completely.
East side backyard with Agaves (Agave desmettiana 'Variegata', Agave Angustifolia Variegata , Agave lophantha hybrid ) and bulbines. There are about half dozen pups growing out of Agave desmettiana 'Variegata'. Burbines are ready to divide again. I may give away some to my friends.
Flax lily with blue daze (Evolvulus)...
This bed has most butterfly favorites, zinnias, pentas, vinca and blue porterweeds, along with roses, purple fountain grass and diamond frost.
Mexican Bush Sage (Salvia leucantha) started blooming again after I cut it back to one third of the length two months ago. Love its long blue/purple flower spikes. It makes a nice combination with pink vincas and Siam Tulips.
The new side bed has been filled in quickly... My new favorite yellow ground orchid is also planted here. Those white Cat's Wiskers almost bloom non stop, got to love that!
You can tell Coleus is becoming my new favorites in the garden... They are adding so much color into the flower bed.
Here is one Coleus hidden in the above picture...
They are also in this new shady garden. Hmmm, looks like I am running out of the space of this bed already!
Acalypha wlkesiana (Copperleaf or Beafsteak) is blooming with those red fuzzy flowers. They are rather insignificant compared to its colorful foliage.
This begonia does have both flowers and foliage that this gardener loves! The flowers are clustered soft pink, and the leaves has the upside dark purple with a deep red color on the back.
Brazil Red Hots was frozen to the ground in January, and it is slowly recovering... The color is so showy against other green foliage.
Well, maybe I spent more than 10 minutes. I do feel recharged, and tomorrow is another day!
Do you like the solitude time in the garden?