Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Thursday 13: 13 favorite leaves in my garden right now

Just tonight I was out visiting (taking pictures) with the bunnies. Once I'd (unfortunately) startled them into hopping away, I began snapping pictures of various flora... which leads to my Thursday 13 this week: my favorite leaves. Or, how many shades of green can I possibly love? All of them! But with leaves and I, it's also often about the shape and size (and smell...). Take a peek:

1. Basil tops them all. Not for shape, but for scent and flavor...

2. Wire vine, so sweet.

3. See the heart shape in the leaves? I love this groundcover.

4. The delicate fern.

5. Hydrangea. One of the lacy kinds of hydrandgea, tucked away in a shady spot.

6. I love this vareigated leaf.

7. Love the symmetry of these leaf clusters. And the dark, dark green.

8. When I first had this groundcover in my garden, I wasn't fond of it. It's really grown on me, so soft and delicate.

9. The good old standby: strawberry!

10. This watermelon leaf is just so fun and scallop-y.

11. The silver sheen of the lavender leaf... love it.

12. This potato vine is such a great, bright green. I have purple and darker green potato vines, but this one is my favorite!

13. This is the plumeria leaf. I love this leaf mostly because I see it as a hopeful sign that someday my plumeria plant will bloom... I know that's a bit of challenge here on the mainland, but I live in hope. This just might be the year!

Happy Thursday! For more Thursday 13s, go here.

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  1. Love the variegated willow leaves! The basil makes me hungry.

  2. What beautiful pictures. I'd like to walk in your garden!

  3. Why am I not surprised to know that GREEN is your favorite color? Very nice photos, Sher.

  4. The potato vine is my favorite. There really is no green like it! Your garden is gorgeous!

  5. Beautiful pictures. Basil is my number one favorite, followed by strawberry.

  6. I have a few of the same popping up in my garden.

    Enjoy your Thursday!

  7. mmmmm, I love basil! I picked some this morning, along with some cherry tomatoes and made a yummy salad :-)

  8. This was a GREAT list! I love leaves and your photos are absolutely beautiful! Happy Thursday!

  9. Great post! Wish our leaves were that green here!!


  10. Basil would be at the top of my list too! I like #8 too.

  11. indeed a sight for sore eyes :)

  12. What is the heart shaped ground cover? I have it everywhere and it is driving me crazy because I do not know what it is!


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