Raindrops on Rainbows

I had to go outside today despite the cold and rain.

I have been pacing like a trapped animal in the house.

I was happy to see this colorful spurge, Euphorbia x martini.

Spurge Euphorbia x martini ‘Ascot Rainbow’

‘Ascot Rainbow’ is its variety name.

The raindrops added a nice touch of sparkle.

Thank goodness for some color on a dreary day.

FLOWER

 

Today’s Favorite Plant

This is a new spurge for me.

Euphorbia x martinii / Ascot Rainbow /Martin’s spurge

It is a dwarf evergreen that is drought tolerant and deer resistant.

Win, win, win.

It is toxic, so it will not be anywhere near the bunny yard.

It caught my eye due to its lovely variegated leaves and shape.

It definitely stands out among other plants.

Luckily, I planted it in a newly-created feature spot near the entrance.

Wow is it showing off now.   Yes, now, when everything else is wilting and brown.

The lovely leaves are blushing pink.

‘Ascot Rainbow’ Euphorbia x martinii

It is truly a bright spot.

I look forward to seeing its flowers in the spring, but I can’t imagine it being any prettier than it is right now.

FLOWER