One of our cycad’s new leaves — there’s more about this plant here.
Our cycad is a sago palm or Cycas revoluta, a species of gymnosperm with origins in the Mesozoic era. Revoluta refers to the “curled back” leaves.
A strain of the earth’s sweet being in the beginning
In Eden garden. . .
— Gerard Manley Hopkins, from “Spring“
Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Follow Up is the 16th of every month. Check out more beautiful leaves at Digging.
6 thoughts on “Foliage Follow Up: Eden’s curls”
Thanks! I have looked forward to the new leaves every year that we have lived here.
What a beautiful, artistic photo. Lovely!
Thanks! And thanks for hosting Foliage Follow Up.
with sadness I left 2 cycads in our Camps Bay garden.
I want to get a couple of potted ones when we get back to Washington, so I can hand them down to my descendants — like the one at Tudor Place from 1813: https://enclosuretakerefuge.com/2012/02/13/the-sago-palms/