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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12 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Enjoy your Thursday!
    http://harrietandfriends.com/2010/08/wanna-get-your-car-stolen-get-an-escalade/

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

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

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

    :)
    Rachel

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

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  11. indeed a sight for sore eyes :)

    http://2short2sweet.blogspot.com/2010/08/what-you-could-not-ask.html

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