MarcP wrote:20140107_150521-1.jpg might be dusty miller
Thank you! I'll look that up
Alright. I was intimidated by the difficulty presented by the frost damaged foliage and knowing these are likely plants not very familiar to me considering the location (I always feel like I've landed in a foreign country when stepping off the airplane in Florida, Arizona, California, etc.
...but that last one
looks to me like ornamental asparagus fern.
Yes we got hit with an unusual freezing spell a couple weeks ago while the house was still in escrow, so a lot of the pants look pretty rough. I will definitely look up an asparagus fern though!
You're right the 2nd one looks like same asparagus fern as the last one.
1st one (20140107_150409-1.jpg), however, those leaves look like some kind of a mum -- reminds me a lot of shungiku (Japanese edible mum).... It looks as though there are some largish yellow flowers in there -- out of focus and impossible to tell for sure what they looked like? The way they grow in clumps of thick long shoots is baffling me though.... I can't think of anything in my garden with stems that look like that except maybe goldenrod
Sorry for the bad pictures! I had to crop them down heavily to get them small enough to upload. There are some yellowish flowers on that plant you are referring to. It is quite large though. Almost like a Bush. Is that how mums typically grow?
I believe there are some in these pictures that were at one point lambs ears. And yes you are correct, those grassy clumps appear to be the same kind of plant.
If there is something I can do differently with the pictures I'm taking that would be more helpful to you let me know! I just employed a point and shoot method.