‘Blue Moon’ Siberian iris against a backdrop of Astilbe foliage

7 05 2013

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BlueMoonIris Astilbe Bkgd





Kaleidoscope

25 09 2012

I think these might be ‘Black Magic’ Black Leaf Elephant Ears (Colocasia esculenta ’Black Magic’). I had never seen them lighted from behind, so I never knew they actually had more color to them than you can see on the surface! The photos below were of two different leaves from the same plant—the reddish-orange one had more indirect sunlight, while the top greener one had direct sunlight from behind. I find it fascinating that something that appears to be just a solid blackish-purple shade could be hiding a kaleidoscope of colors! Photographed at Green Spring Gardens

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Backlight

11 05 2012

Unidentified leaf, backlighted by morning sunlight

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Raindrops on Hosta leaf

9 05 2012

Thanks to my friend (and new photo buddy), Michael P., for pointing out this photo op at Green Spring Gardens on Sunday afternoon!

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Taro or Elephant’s Ear

22 02 2012

A never-before-posted image pulled from my Green Spring Gardens archives…I named this one “Neon.”

Taro or Elephant’s Ear (Colocasia esculenta var. antiquorum ‘Illustris’)

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Purple Muhly Grass

28 09 2011

The feathery and ethereal Purple Muhly (Muhlenbergia capillaris) is a Virginia native and is also known as Gulf Muhly or Pink Hairgrass. A North American native ornamental grass, it has blue-green needle-like foliage and can grow 3-4 feet high with a 2-3 foot spread. In the fall, the grass looks like a soft purple cloud from a distance. This sun-loving plant will grow in both drought and wet conditions. Photographed at Green Spring Gardens

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Hosta bloom

11 09 2011

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