Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Green in the Garden (last of the series)
It seems almost silly to talk about green in the garden. OF COURSE there's green in the garden - most leaves, stems and evergreen needles are green.
But if you look more closely, you'll notice that the green of spring is fresh and lime-coloured. Summer green is mature, deep and lush. Many green leaves turn a completely different colour altogether in fall.
Green makes shady places look cool and fresh. I'm lovin' all the different names too: pea, olive, fern, bean, lime, kiwi, mint and ivy.
Brunnera has small blue flowers in spring but the rest of the summer its variegated leaves are a stand-alone focal point.
Euonymus, Love-in-a-Mist and variegated Hosta show different shades of green as well as different textures.
Hostas and painted ferns
Lots of different shades here beside a calm, reflecting pool.
Silver-y blue/green of the nest spruce sets off the greens of hostas, ferns and shrubs
Green leaves spill over a patterned indigo wrought-iron fence
Such cool variegation!
I have always loved striped Miscanthus grass and have it many spots throughout the garden
Huge swaths of pachysandra surround a dogwood bush.
Look at the texture-mania happening here!
One of my autumn favourites: multi-coloured layered kale beside a big rock, surrounded by periwinkle, lamium and miscanthus.
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