5.08.2009

Fab Foliage Friday


It's ti time! Ti plants, of the genus Cordyline, are most commonly grown has houseplants. Which is fine, but gee, they look great in the garden too. Once the weather warms up I usually make a trip down to Lowe's or Home Depot, grab a few cheap ti plants and use them to plug any holes in the border. They look even better when you enliven the color combos with some long-flowering tender perennials such as this duranta (Duranta 'Homerus Depotus').

8 comments:

Pam/Digging said...

That's a vibrant, fun combo. Those are both hardy here in Austin. Well, at least some cordylines are.

Laura Z said...

Great plants. I bet you can see them down the street too! Glad I found you on blotanical.

Gail said...

That is a fab combo! Thanks for the reminder, I need a few inexpensive fillers that add that something special in color to the greenery! gail

Steve Silk said...

Pam--Hardy cordylines sound great. Most gardeners I know have some form or other of zone envy. Is that true in Texas too?

Steve Silk said...

Hi Laura Z--thanks for stopping by! I don't often se thsse ti plants down my street, wish I did

Steve Silk said...

Thanks Gail--Plus, those fine colors carry me all the way through the season.

Wayne Stratz said...

great idea. we nearly had a frost last night, well we did on our cars. very late down here. love your photos and think the black back ground of the blog is great for them.

Aerie-el said...

Great combo.
Duranta 'Homerus Depotus', eh? Good one.