Don’t hate me, plants don’t die back during winter time in Hawaii, they just keep on growing and what doesn’t bloom at this time still has amazing foliage to back up the spent blooms or they just may be insignificant blooms and the foliage is the real star.
Here’s some of the beautiful foliage showing up at my garden this January.
This is one of my favorite ti plants, isn’t it a real show off? It loves full sun and is not a water hog like my other tropicals
I have quite a few varieties of crotons, some with thin leaves, some with fat, some with polka dots others with variegated colored veins like below
I am a crazy for coleus plants, they just keep getting bigger, so i have to ruthlessly chopped them down end of december so they don’t turn into mini trees. These variegated beauties below are minatures and are well behaved.
I only have a few clusters of variegated cannas like this one called tropicanna…for some reason they don’t seem to be as popular here on the east side of the island, i’ll have to check out the growers instead to find some more interesting variegated varieties.
I can’t remember the name of this caladium, I love the purple spots and the deep purple veins and the stems are jet black.
I love the photo I took of this stand of caladiums after a morning rain, aren’t hey just screaming aloha and welcome!
Here’s a nice combination of a variegated red ti with some black ti in the background.
This is your standard indoor stromanthes, but i have it growing as a large shrub outdoors.
I don’t tend to collect bromeliads as much since they collect alot of water on their leaves which creates water gullies for mosquitos to come and hatch their eggs. Although I just have a few beauties like this large one in the front and far away from the house.
Okay, i’m not going to torture you anymore, i just wanted to bring a little color into your january day, hope you enjoyed touring the garden. If your aching to see more amazing foliage, head on over to Pam’s site at Digging where she has links on the comments section for other gardeners participating on foliage day.