First up are three new succulents I picked up at Garden Fever, in Portland. The first and third were produced by Fleetfoot and Foulweather Succulents, a grower that supplies several nurseries in Oregon with delectable succulents. They are quickly becoming one of my favorite plant sources, though indirectly via the retail nurseries they supply.
|Kalanchoe rhombopilosa has been on my wishlist for about a year now. The shape and colors of the leaves are just so fantastic.|
|Sempervivum 'Plum Fuzzy' from Annies Annuals, is even less plum now, but the fuzz looks like a frosting of long ice crystals.|
|I never get tired of cyclamen foliage, but this time I'll let this Cyclamen coum represent the lot, instead of photographing all of them.|
|All my other deciduous azaleas have more or less ended their fall foliage display. 'Mt. St. Helens' and 'Molalla Red' still have a few leaves, but 'Golden Lights' takes the prize for late-season color.|
|And here's another angle I hadn't paid much attention to before, looking west at the Leptospermum lanigerum 'Silver Form', backlit by the late afternoon sun with a Yucca filamentosa providing a nice dark background.|