Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Foliage Follow-Up

Container plantings on the deck - bromeliads, a heuchera and true geranium.
The colors are especially vivid on foggy summer days......

 Joining in the July foliage celebration on Pam Penick's Digging blog.


  1. Wow! That's a beautiful foliage display. I also grow a lot of bromeliads. I'd be interested in the names of those you have in this photo. Do you happen to know?

    1. My husband has been collecting and growing bromeliads for the past 35 years, and these have been on our deck for quite some time.
      All I know is that the cluster on the left is some type of aechmea, and the spotted burgundy ones are a billbergia hybrid. Tucked in there are some tillandsia somnians, which grows like a weed here in San Francisco.
      Wish I had better info for you!

    2. David:
      Be certain to check out yesterday's post about our weekend garden tour - many great bromeliad shots, as well as a picture of tillandsia somnians growing up the side of our greenhouse.

  2. That is a lovely display of succulents...nice combination of color and texture. Happy FF!

  3. That's gorgeous! I love all your terra cotta pots.

    1. Thanks, Alison -
      have always loved the rustic look of terra cotta, and plants seem to be able to "breathe" better in them, although they dry out much faster than glazed ceramic - so during warmer months you have to be more vigilant about watering.


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