(and sometimes the beast!)




As beautiful as flowers are, sometimes foliage can be just as showy.  In my humble opinion this red hibiscus has foliage that eclipses the flower. 
Here are some of my favourites.
And how gorgeous does this croton look?
 The colours in some Cordyline plants can be quite extraordinary, and their delicate flowers when they come are delightful.
Now, strictly speaking, I should have posted this one yesterday in "What's This?" but the delicate colours are striking too and fit this post to a tee.