Having no idea what I would post for Foliage Follow-up
until this afternoon, I spotted this scene as I drove up Broadway, a major thoroughfare in San Antonio. Quickly cutting (safely) over a couple of lanes to make a quick right, I rolled to a stop and snapped away with my new pocket camera.
I had noticed it a number of times and even thought to stop "sometime". Sometime was today and isn't this fun?
Our version of a green roof
Mechanic on duty, agaves on roof.
You can find more foliage fun in the comments at Digging
Is that an Agave or a Yucca with the stripes in front of the stripey billboard? It's a great shot, whatever it is. Thanks for stopping.ReplyDelete
It's an Agave Americana var. marginata which I should have mentioned in the post. They are very common here but probably not so much most other places.Delete
This service station has got it going on. I love those marginata agaves. I had one in my old garden but not in my current. I need to remedy that.ReplyDelete
It is a head turner every time. They are a bit less hardy than the silver or green but they add so much to the garden in terms of color.Delete
I want that green barrel planter. Good for several Aloe arborescens, I'm thinking...ReplyDelete
Those barrels are well done and look way more interesting than tire planters.Delete
It is fun, with the agave and its backdrop which is rather tongue in cheek too! :)ReplyDelete
It is, thus the title of this post. Surely Carrie and the gang made it across the pond.Delete
Maybe that shop is a "workplace" but obviously somebody understood that didn't mean it had to be ugly. Great use of color and boy, are they ever working those stripes to advantage. I was tickled to note the agave has been neatly trimmed. We may be among the latest but we aren't only ones sharing the agave love.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing the serendipity!
I enjoy the little ways folks brighten up their spaces. The agave is along a sidewalk near a University and park so they keep it safe.Delete
This post made me smile, title, words, pictures! Thanks! Love the green roof!ReplyDelete
Glad you enjoyed a little punny post.Delete
Love it, thank you for stopping!ReplyDelete
I'm glad you saw this. I knew you were a bit behind on reading with the NWFGS last week but if you hadn't commented soon I would have sent the link! Just another service this blog provides.ReplyDelete