Friday, June 27, 2008

The Greens Have It Here

Emma over at Indyblog, A Nice Green Leaf in the UK has got some of the garden bloggers thinking about and showing some of the nice green leaves in their gardens. If you want to display some of your greenery you can make a post then go to Emma's and leave a comment.

Here at Greenbow I just love greenery. I have lots of shade in my back garden so I rely heavily on the greens to keep this area intersting. Green as seen through my eyes has many hues. From the blue green of the Climbing Hydrangea to...
the lime green of Lime Rickey Heuchera.
Of course your more traditional green of the Oak Leaf Hydrangea is great because not only of the color but of the form.
The fancy begonias have many shades of green.
Ferns have such varying forms and shades of green. I have several in the garden. This Sensitive Fern is one of my favorites.
When I start thinking about greens the most prominent greens in my mind are of the Hosta greens. Hostas come in so many sizes, shapes and hues of green I can't seem to get enough of them. Such as this pale green Sum and Substance that is hovering over Varigated Soloman's Seal which sports a darker shade of green. The rest of these photos are of the various Hostas in my garden. I didn't upload them all but I have several different hues of green I thought you might like to see.






I hope you enjoyed some of the greens found in my garden. Have a wonderful weekend.

20 comments:

emma townshend said...

beautiful! So calm and I love the way you talked us through all the different greens. I'd never noticed that oak leaf hydrangea before - that's one new one to me. I'm particularly jealous of your totally pristine slug-free hostas - many congratulations - that must have been a lot of work! :-)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Oh Emma "pristine slug-free" not hardly. I had to work to find leaves that weren't hole ridden or brown edged. Ha... Thank you for the complement though.

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
I find your greens so refreshing on this hot and humid afternnon. I cannot be outside very long before I drip and melt! I have very little shade and found I was enjoying yours so very much. My hosta are tucked in near the north side of the house. There are so many different ones all with lovely green leaves.
Have a relaxing weekend.
Sherry

shirl said...

Hi again Lisa :-)

Great stuff - I was looking forward to your post and I wasn't disappointed!

I love your presentation of green leaves. Of course I'm rather partial to hostas too :-D

Have a great weekend :-D

Jayne said...

Now THAT is some color wheel!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Hi Sherry, it has warmed up pretty good this afternoon here too. Have a great weekend.

Hi Shirl, I am glad you liked my greens. I am glad you brought this little exercise to my attention. It was fun.

Hi Jayne. Glad you liked the greens.

Connie said...

A lovely lot of leaves. :-)

beckie said...

Lisa, your greens are very pretty. I am also partial to hostas, and have a few, but not nearly as many as you. And of course the hydrangeas are wonderful. Such a variety of those as well. If I could find a spot I would love an oak leaf one. I may not have the time to participate in showing of the greens, but am going to see what everyone else is showing. Thanks for yours and for the heads up on the others.

Gina said...

lisa - these are so pretty! i especially love the Lime Rickey Heuchera. i want some!

Cheryl said...

Hi Lisa....I to like greens in my garden. I must say your hosta's look really relly healthy....mine have just started to show signs of slug damage, I knew they would eventually because of the rain we have had.
A lovely post of greens, the hosta and fern being my absolute favourites.....

gintoino said...

Such nice pictures. All looks so piacefull and fresh, unlike my garden where the plants are all stressed by the very high temperatures we are having at the moment

Rose said...

Isn't it amazing when you say "green", that it turns out there are so many shades of green. I've seen a couple other posts on this meme and have started paying more attention to my foliage. The hostas and ferns are still my favorite, though.

Teri C said...

Wow, there are SO many shades of green! Just amazing. Thanks for the walk in your garden. Again. I never get enough of it.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

You found some beautiful Hosta leaves. I just try to grow slug resistent varieties. I can't believe how different the color of your Heuchera 'Lime Rickey' is from mine. Does yours get any sun?

Marvin said...

Wow! I never thought about all the different shades of green. The foliage on the hostas is beautiful.

Hope you're enjoying a great weekend.

Barbara said...

It's with a little "envy" that I admire your perfect hosta leaves ;-) !! I'm always amazed to see all the wonderful shaped and coloures leaves which nature creates. Among all the beautiful flowers the leaves often will be forgotten.

Northern Shade said...

You have a beautiful hosta collection, lots of nice variegation. The heuchera looks pretty. This was a good collection, taking the background green and bringing it to the forefront.

RuthieJ said...

Sometimes we forget about the leaves when there are flowers, but your post was a good reminder for us to appreciate the beauty of the leaves too. Thanks Lisa.

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Lisa, love the greens along with Emma's idea. Green foliage is so soothing, isn't it. I posted on the green stuff too today.~~Dee

Nan said...

I do love all that green. It's been a green June around here, too.