Saturday, October 10, 2015

Coleus "Kong"


Earlier this summer, I was looking for a colorful annual to go in a large pot next to our back door. The spot is shady and under a small porch roof. I was going to go with the old stand-by - impatiens - but saw this at the nursery and decided to try it. It has been spectacular.



Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Variegated Leaves

Eleagnus "Gilt Edge"

Holly "O'Spring"



 "Gold Child"

Variegated Sedum

Acuba "Gold Dust"

Variegated Euonymous (ground cover)

 
Variegated Shell Ginger

Yucca "Color Guard"

Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Fall is coming


I am beginning to notice some subtle color changes in the garden. This is hydrangea "Twist n' Shout". I am hoping for a colorful autumn.

Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy

Friday, October 2, 2015

Japanese Silver Grass "Cabaret"

Japanese Silver Grass "Cabaret" (Miscanthus sinensis) - It flops like crazy and gets much larger than I expected. We have been very dry for the past month and need rain really bad. The ornamental grasses, however, do not seem to mind at all.

Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy