Green Thoughts

Mr. Boots Green Sneaks
(he has dual citizenship US & Ireland)

In light of St. Paddy’s Day, I am thinking about my favorite color Green.  Green makes me feel relaxed and happy.  I think most nature lovers feel this way.   A quick walk through the garden illustrates just how many variations of green there are.  I am always looking for new green colored pencils for my design work.

Here are some pictures of greens for all you green thumbs.  The color variation combined with textural contrast is limitless.  (Click any picture to see a large image)

Viburnum plicatum ‘Shasta’, Pinus densiflora ‘Vibrant’,
Picea orientalis ‘Atrovirens’, Osmanthus heterophyllus ‘Kaori Hime’


Aurinia saxatilis, Helleborus nigercors ‘Honeyhill Joy’
Helleborous foetidous, Euphorbia myrsinites


Sedum cauticolum ‘Lidakense’, Saxifraga stolonifera
Ilex crenata ‘Shiro Fukurin’, Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Splitrock’


Margo & Erica darleyensis ‘White Perfection’
Lily & Cedrus deodara ‘Feelin’ Blue’
(the cats blend perfectly with the stone)


Cephalotaxus harringtonia ‘Fastigiata’, Ilex crenata ‘Helleri’
Ilex meserveae ‘Blue Prince’, Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Compacta’


Eleutherococcus sieboldianus ‘Variegatus’, Chamaecyparis obutsa ‘Spirited’
Ginger & Fern, Moss


Sedum telephium ‘Matrona’, Rhododendron catawbiense
Picea omorica ‘Bruns’, Alchemilla erythropoda


Geranium x cantabrigiensa ‘St. Ola’, Mukdenia rosii


Lichens, Geranium renardii
Stachys byzantina ‘Helen von Stein’, Rhododendron pachysanthum


Gidget & Taxus x media ‘Densiformis’, Buxus sempervirens
Microbiota decussata, Ilex ‘Patricia Varner’


Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Kosterii’
(going to have to change this … plant too yellow for this jade green pot)

Luck of the Irish to ya!

2 Replies to “Green Thoughts”

  1. Green is wonderful, especially this time of year. AND Sam and I looked in 3 different stores yesterday for the green sneaks… luck! A very spiffy change over for Muddy Boots!

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