Pod suggested that we start a new thread on Fantastic Foliage....
Patterns, color and texture. Another fun idea. I am going to kick it off with my Coleus enjoying this heat.
Kim.... Beautiful! That looks more like a painting. I may need to borrow that photo when I start painting again this Fall. Can I come live at your house?? LOL
another pretty one. I would love to see more. I already have easel set up but will be a while before I can get in the mood to paint. LOL
LOL Those old horse riding days were toooo long ago. Maybe when we do a Fall thread. That pic is almost 50 years old. LOL
Here are some more recent photos from the yard.
I have always called this Chocolate Begonia. Never seen anything to back up that name. Anyone know the "Real" name.
Oh wow! String of heart vine and its flower! What an exotic little vine, ok, Betty, what can I trade for that one? My first born is up for trade. lol,lol.
Here http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=3905885 you have a "wild poinsettia".
Thank you Raydio that was my next task to look that up for Kim. I thought that was the name. That grows as a perennial here in Nashville.
Kim, You will Never get one of those vines from me if what you have to trade is a "First Born" been there done that. LOL Got the grandkids to show for it. LOL
The SOH or Rosary vine grows from little bulbs or tubers. I'll be glad to start one for you, or send you the bulbs, but you have to promise NO first born in trade. LOL
Since I am back on here again here is one of my Angel Wing Begonias, This is from a plant that my Grandmother had over 40 years ago. A real treasure to me.
:), how about that, wild poinsettia. I knew it was something deserves a place in the garden. lol, thank you raydio from the beautiful NC. Ok, everyone, here it's your turn, post away! Welcome to new comers, join in the fun. Share your interesting foliage as well as exotic delights.
Betty, how interesting, those Angel Wings Bergonia are hot item now in the market. Everyone is so so in search of them timeless beauty. My July MG meeting, I visit this Lady's home who has a huge pot sitting on the corner of her guest-quarter, it was oooh gorgeous!
I'd love to have a start of the mentioned bulbs. I've just repotted my lipstick basket vine this morning and potted up a few cuttings to share. May I get a marker marking it yours in exchange? I had a pot of Devil's back bone until last year, when we renovated our home, left them outdoor and forgot to bring them back in during the winter. Bahumbug! Actually I got both, one is solid green another is a varigated greenish pink and white marking. I'll see about recollecting those succulents again.
Here is the interesting foliage of my goldfish cracker plants.
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Dang! Dang! Dang! why did you show me that Angelwing! I passed them up on Sat. at the garage sale too! LOL
I have the plain green angelwing with red blooms and love it. It looks soooo cool and inviting on a sweltering summer afternoon.
Fun thread ~ but I can't take credit. Was perusing an older Tx. Gardener magazine and this was a topic there. I thought ~ Why not? And you started it with the first foliage I thought of ~ Coleus... Will dig out a few photos later... pod