Easter Sunday Foliage Follow-Up

I’m imagining my blog feed filling up with pictures of pastel Easter eggs and white lilies. But here at Digging, in spite of a flurry of kitchen activity (I’m making Tex-Mex deviled eggs and a lemon cake), it’s still Foliage Follow-Up. Let’s start with the stock-tank pond garden, encircled by masses of ‘Color Guard’ yucca and bamboo muhly along the uphill side and heartleaf skullcap on the downhill side, with “doorways” marked by ‘Winter Gem’ boxwood. Across the pond, a shimmering Yucca rostrata guards the side-yard path.

In the raised beds, Moby2 (Agave ovatifolia) reigns over a mix of bright-shade-tolerant foliage plants, including silver ponyfoot, ‘Quadricolor’ agave, blue torch cactus (Pilocereus azureus), and ‘Macho Mocha’ mangave.

A metal roadrunner darts across a pot of aloes, with the strappy leaves of Texas nolina in the background.

I have a thing for metal garden art. Here, a toothy smile (feed me, Seymour!) greets you from a pot of ‘Chocolate Chips’ manfreda and Mexican feathergrass.

Lately, I also have a thing for squids — or at least these squidy pots. With curly, writhing “arms,” Tillandsia xerographica makes a perfect plant for them.

Fresh green leaves on the live oak trees are the most dominant foliage in my garden right now. They’re a bright-green backdrop to everything else.

Since it IS Easter, I can’t leave without posting a little floral color, so here we go: two pinks (Dianthus ‘Lavender Lace’ and ‘Light Pink + Eye’) crammed together into one pot.

One more

And while I don’t have an Easter lily, I do have white rain lilies. Happy Easter, y’all!

This is my April post for Foliage Follow-Up. Fellow bloggers, what leafy loveliness is happening in your garden this month? Please join me in giving foliage its due on the day after Bloom Day. Leave a link to your post in a comment below. I’d appreciate it if you’ll also link to my post in your own — sharing link love! If you can’t post so soon after Bloom Day, no worries. Just leave your link when you get to it. I look forward to seeing your foliage faves.

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11 Responses

  1. Happy Easter and Happy Foliage Day. I always llike to see your spiky wonders. Rain lily works for me for Easter and the little dianthus look like colorful easter eggs.

  2. Looking lovely as always. Not too many flowers in my garden but lots of foliage benefitting from last night’s rain. i’m making an asparagus/egg strata for a get together this morning and then bringing green beans and salad to the family gathering this afternoon. Enjoy you day! http://eachlittleworld.typepad.com/each_little_world/2017/04/foliage-follow-up-4162017.html

  3. peter schaar says:

    Happy Easter, Pam! My garden is foaming with foliage right now, in spite of getting only dappled light. I am making a monster salad of lettuces, dill, shaved sweet onion, baby cucumbers, haricots verts, grape tomatoes, capers, dressed with sea salt, EVOO, and white wine vinegar for 26 people at the Rose/Knapp/Schaar Easter dinner.

  4. Kris P says:

    Moby2 looks great! The silver Dichondra is a perfect accent. Here’s my hodge-podge of foliage shots for this month: https://krispgarden.blogspot.com/2017/04/foliage-follow-up-april-2017.html

    Happy Easter, Pam! I hope you’re enjoying the day on your beautiful “new” deck.

  5. Spring is looking fab in your garden. Love the new furniture and art! Moby2 looks happy and the Yucca rostrata is stunning!

  6. Alison says:

    I loved seeing the Dianthus in your Foliage Followup post. I sowed a few different ones this year. Maybe kind of common, but so easy from seed and such work horses. Moby2 is looking good. Here’s my Foliage Followup (it took me a couple of days): http://bonneylassie.blogspot.com/2017/04/foliage-followup.html

  7. Evan Bean says:

    I love the Yucca rostrata in the first photo. And those oaks, I always love them. There was a vendor at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle that had little Audrey II creations like yours. I was extremely tempted, but wasn’t keen on spending much money that day. Finally got to my own Foliage Follow-up post: https://practicalplantgeek.blogspot.com/2017/04/foliage-follow-up.html

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