Wednesday, August 19, 2009

No flowers allowed...

in this blog entry. This one is all about foliage and its diversity.

I haven't had very good luck with planting Elephant Ears as perennials although I know it can be done here in zone 7b. I do have decent luck stashing potted plants in a cool dark place. They often don't come out of dormancy for me until July so I'm just beginning to enjoy some of them now. This one has been traded around and doesn't have a positive id. Garden Webbers know it as TJ's EE:)

I've had this Colocasia 'Illustris' for a few years now but this is the first leaf I've seen like this.

A combination of fuzzy and succulent~ Kalanchoe 'Jaws'

New growth on a potted Hyacinth Bean vine. I planted one in the garden for the bunnies:(

Some new growth on my Japanese Maple.

It's taken a few years but I finally have a good patch of these Hens and Chicks that my mom shared with me. The voles like them so they're a little scattered out but I like it that way.


  1. I didn't know EEs ever came in those colors. I thought 'Illustris' was just shiny. lol Beautiful picture of the hens and chicks.

  2. beautifully captured shots...fabulous!

  3. The first colocasia looks elegant. I like the Kalanchoe 'Jaws" as well as the Japanese maple. I am thinking about trying a Japanese maple here.

  4. Hello Little Wing; thank you for following my blog. It is always interesting to see a new garden. Little wing Garden sounds intriguing and I do like the idea to plant food for the bunnies. I have hares in my orchard. I like the shape, colour and texture of leaves as much as flowers. I am fascinated by the Elephant ears,as more water and food as bigger the ears! This is a beautiful Colocasia. Also love the succulents their shape and sturdiness.