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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

It's Green!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

In keeping with today's theme, I thought I'd post a few green photos. It was either that or images of me planting peas (something I might get to later today).

These four shots are slides that were taken years ago and then scanned into my computer. They don't have the clarity of today's digital images but I think they still get their point across. As Kermit the frog knows, even green can be beautiful.

The opening slide has been shown here before. It's an amazing combination of Hosta, Sanquinaria canadensis (double bloodroot), Asarum europeaum (European Ginger) and an Epimedium.

This image is a simple close up of an Ipomoea, most likely the variety 'Marguerite'.

Here's an unknown Hosta with a single mutation in the center.

And finally, lots of green but contrasting foliages with the Hemerocallis (Daylily) on the left, Alchemilla (Ladies Mantle) in the center and the Coreopsis (tickseed) on the right.

Ok, here's hoping it warms up enough out there for me to get out and do some planting :-)



Dave said...

Great pictures!

Gail said...

Melanie...Dave's do take great photos! I remember one of your posts from last year! ..It was about noticing what gets framed in photographs. I can't take a picture now with out thinking...check out what else is going to show up in the photo! Thank you for helping me see! gail

lynn'sgarden said...

Hi Melanie,
I've always loved Ladies Mantle and have tried growing it twice with no luck. It just doesn't come back well for me...what's your secret?
Also, forward me your email so I can get some nurseries' info to you this weekend.