Wednesday, March 04, 2009

My Garden Green

I have something of an obsession for green plants.
Meaning either chartreuse foliage, or green-colored flowers.
I lurve me some green flowers.

Some of these are in my garden already, and the rest eventually will be.
Even looking at these pictures is like candy...
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Zinnia, 'Benary's Giant Lime'
(there is also a smaller green Zinnia called 'Envy')
I love zinnias--they remind me of my childhood, since it was one of the first things I ever planted.
These 'Red Lime' Zinnia are on my "gotta have" list.
Several Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea) are available in lime colorations.
I want them all!!!
'Coconut Lime' Echinacea

'Green Jewel' Echinacea

Euphorbia portlandica 'Dolce Vita'
Another Euphorbia, amygdaloides 'Purpea', turns from green to wine-colored depending on the season.

Salvia mexicana, 'Limelight' is a stunning show of chartreuse and purple.
It's in the sage family.
This one looks amazing--in fact I'm going to order more for different parts of the yard.

'Emerald Tassles' (Amaranthus caudatus) is a green version of 'Love lies Bleeding'.

Evergreen Azalea, 'Green Glow'

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5 Comments:

Blogger Gina E. said...

Barbara, I had no idea there were so many plants with green flowers, as well as leaves! Those are gorgeous photos; I think I like the green daisies the best.

7:12 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

You might like alchemilla mollis too -very easy to grow. I'm with you on the sages. I had a lovely red flowering one once, but I always prefer my fav colour purples. I have a little herb patch here and some currant bushes. If you plant garlic cloves it help keep flying pests off too.

2:08 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

These photos are beautiful - I love all the beautiful green! :)

Wanted to also send a reminder that today is the deadline for this week's painting challenge (there will be a new one every Thursday). If you wanted to submit something for me to feature, email a photo, your name, and your blog link to me at homegrownrose@gmail.com

Hugs!

Kristin
http://reclaimingthehome.typepad.com

10:29 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

I just bught so many zinia seeds today. because it is the time here to start them....I can not wait to see how yours come out, nor mine Sue

5:44 PM  
Blogger Eve said...

I love the green flowers too. I especially love green hydranga. Your photos are beautiful.

I think my next favorite color is the new chocolate colored flowers.

2:47 PM  

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