Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Shapes of Leaves




It's  almost ten years since I had a proper garden of my own,
so I go and hang out in my friends' gardens. Lori of Jarvis House
told me I wasn't to 'do' her azaleas as she is going blog them
 very soon. So here cotoneaster and rhodedendron.


White bleeding heart and a form of hydrangea.



Dogwood.



Mahonia. I said ,"Always a horribly messy bush."
 Lori said, "But the birds love it."
So I forgave it.


Well, you can see the azaleas in the distance but only for contrast.....
Hostas lower right.



Ivy and some sort of weed near the barn.


Such a lot of bleeding heart leaves.


The  tiny pink things are a form of wild geranium. 



The shy flower of the may apple which hides from sight.



Can't remember the name of the plant whose leaf belongs under
 the sea. Help! Lori!


22 comments:

  1. Refreshing...! i dont' know the name either..

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  2. Lovely shots. My favorite is that ivy against the red and white of the barn.

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  3. They're all beautiful, gorgeous. So glad you get to put your nose into gardens here and there. Green is good for you!

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  4. Ah, hostas! Wish they grew here so well.

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  5. oh so fresh and..leafy. i love these elizabeth...

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  6. Funny, that all looks so 'English country garden' to me! Lovely greens, and beautiful photos. Mahonia is messy isn't it, and I didn't realize the birds liked it so much, but the smell of the flowers, well, that is heavenly :-)

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  7. wonderful tues morning walk :)

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  8. Green leaves are so welcome after all the grays of winter and browns of early spring. I also enjoyed the botany lesson!

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  9. the rhododendrons in the first picture is just like the bush in our front garden. They make such lovely cut flowers too - the house is scattered with them now.

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  10. The little pink wild geranium is called Herb Robert here - I am sure you will like that name!

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  11. It is a joy coming here. You always have something interesting. Being that flowers do not seem to like me, I have to enjoy the fruits of other people's labors in their gardens.

    If you ever get this way, perhaps you can teach me how to grow something other than weeds.

    I can't cook, either. My secrets are out.

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  12. Temperate zone abundance!
    Aloha from the sub-tropical

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  13. What a beautiful post!! I love that you took notice on the little things in nature. Usually people go for flowers, I like that you posted the leaves Elizabeth :o)

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  14. a beautiful garden well photographed!

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  15. Your dogwood is a shrub, is that correct? Out here, we have dogwood trees, and I love them.

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  16. I love all the greens of the leaves. Such variety! Were those little yellow blooms what I call Johnny Jump-ups?

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  17. That is a delightful collection of plants there..10 years is a long time, but hey no battle of the weeds :P I must say most of the plants there probably are not grown here..I wish they could too. YOu do know a lot about plants, you could almost name them all..I can't name half of them in my garden...hugs/M

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  18. Love the contrasting plantings of green leaves, and the photography, too. The first one with the Rhody bud promises a beautiful flower - a practical garden for its ground covers.

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  19. What a garden! My two rhodedendron bushes are starting to flower...and they are just that same color.

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  20. I've got all of this good green stuff in my garden, too. (For some reason, that makes me so happy . . . knowing that you are enjoying the same plants.)

    My bleeding heart (dicentra) is vigorous in the extreme this year. Hopefully, nothing symbolic about that!

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  21. The last picture in the garden blog is Blood Root. When you dig up this plant the roots are bright red and so is the sap. The flowers are a waxy white. it has been there for about 30 years!

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I look forward to hearing from you!