Foliage Follow-Up is sponsored by Pam Penick at her blog Digging. On the 16th of each month garden bloggers follow up Garden Blogger's Bloom Day with a post sharing foliage from our gardens.
For April I'm featuring my face planter. This spring I planted her with color guard yucca and cordyline for a colorful tropical look.
When I spotted this face planter last fall at Hill Country Gardens I just had to have it.
Before deciding how to fill it I had a little fun trying out a few different hairstyles. The first thought was that an ornamental grass would be fun in there so I tried a few.
Phormium, New Zealand Flax
Definitely boring, not what I had in mind.
I kept a pot of pothos in there for a few months. Looks like a silly take on the classic laurel wreath or a giant chia pet.
Speaking of laurel, the bay laurel tree. Different. Hmmm, there's a problem though. The back of the planter slopes so the wine cork mulch would roll off.
No wonder tropical color was the winner which is currently in my front yard, adding a bright spot and not matching much else there.
I originally purchased these plants for other spots in the garden and will need to transplant the yucca eventually. What's next? Could be flowers in her hair or a beehive....so many possibilities.
Join Pam at Digging and other garden bloggers as we share foliage from our gardens.