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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Foliage Followup -- Quick and Dirty

For Foliage Followup I've decided to focus on my little forest of Ricinus communis 'New Zealand Purple.' For a good part of the spring and early summer they were pretty small, but they have really loved both the heat we've gotten recently, as well as the water they've been getting, cause they have just exploded in growth. This is one area, newly planted, that I set up a sprinkler on a timer for. I wanted to make sure everything got well watered in and taken care of that week when we were away in Massachusetts.

Ricinus communis 'New Zealand Purple' with Tetrapanax 'Steroidal Giant'

Pam at the blog Digging is the host for Foliage Followup, which takes place every month on the day after Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. Check out her post here where other bloggers leave links to their own foliage posts in the comments.