Pond lily, woody lily & Ruby grass


In the garden yesterday, what caught my eye: burgundy-leaved pond lily (Crinum)…


…’Whale’s Tongue’ agave (A. ovatifolia)…


…which has become a veritable Moby of a whale since I moved it to my new garden two years ago…


…and ruby grass (Melinis nerviglumis ‘Pink Crystals’) in bloom.

Happy October!

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11 Responses

  1. David C says:

    Cool to see fall has arrived at your garden, compared to 10 days ago when you took me thru it. Something about the lighting!

  2. Kacky says:

    As usual, I love your photos, and the Whale’s Tongue Agave I love, but EVERY TIME I try to weed around it or clean up around it, no matter how careful I am- I get poked. My husband gets on me to wear gloves but I don’t feel I can do as good of a job with the gloves. As a result, I have a hand FULL of pokes/scratches and red marks haha. Oh well. Your Agave looks beautiful though. The cold front is moving in- can you feel it yet? It is awesome!!!!
    Kacky

  3. Your whale’s tongue is so fine it BELONGS in every post!

  4. Megan says:

    Loree over at Danger Garden just mentioned you had a whale’s tongue agave yesterday. It’s beautiful! We saw one at UC Berkeley’s Botanical Garden last week :)

  5. Ooh, that purple is a reason to add a pond to my garden. In the meantime, I’m bound & determined to find a spot for ruby grass. Your garden just looks lovely!

  6. Happy October, indeed. I love the grass, and the juxtaposition of textures in this post. I’m thinking a lot about textures right now, maybe because we can focus on them most closely with a little less going on, bloomwise, in the garden.

  7. Lola says:

    Great pics. I like the Ruby Grass. Will put it on my wish list.

  8. Cindy, MCOK says:

    Isn’t October wonderful? I’m so enjoying the cooler weather … the only thing I could ask for is rain!

  9. S. Fox says:

    Beautiful photos as always. This weather is wonderful.

    We added a Whale’s Tongue Agave to our garden this past weekend. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Enjoy your Whale, S. Fox! —Pam

  10. Cat says:

    The burgandy leaved pond lily is lovely. I love the composition of the photo with the strappiness of the plant behind the lily. (Is strappiness a word?!?) Oh yes, happy October indeed!

    That’s a Yucca rostrata ‘Sapphire Skies’ in the background, Cat. I liked the strappy echo in that photo too. —Pam

  11. Gail says:

    I love that Whale’s Tongue and thought it looked enormous…The adolescent garden (it’s not a baby garden anymore) seems to be a wonderful home for it! gail