Lights in the Garden

Discussion in 'Garden Design' started by Cayuga Morning, May 18, 2013.

  1. Cayuga Morning

    Cayuga Morning Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    Lately I have been appreciating plants with chartreuse or variegated foliage for its brightening effect in the garden. This may be because I have more shade than sun in my garden.

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    Euonymous. I am propagating it around the garden ( photo / image / picture from Cayuga Morning's Garden )





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    I just planted this hosta, a offshoot of a parent ( photo / image / picture from Cayuga Morning's Garden )





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    Sedum ( photo / image / picture from Cayuga Morning's Garden )





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    Potato vine ( photo / image / picture from Cayuga Morning's Garden )





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    White daisies will always provide light ( photo / image / picture from Cayuga Morning's Garden )





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    Chartreuse foliage of Ladies Mantle ( photo / image / picture from Cayuga Morning's Garden )





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    A white statue can fill the bill too. ( photo / image / picture from Cayuga Morning's Garden )





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    White lights of iris ( photo / image / picture from Cayuga Morning's Garden )





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    My favorite bright light hosta ( photo / image / picture from Cayuga Morning's Garden )





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    Painted fern ( photo / image / picture from Cayuga Morning's Garden )





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    Willow ( photo / image / picture from Cayuga Morning's Garden )





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    Mini hosta 'feather boa' ( photo / image / picture from Cayuga Morning's Garden )





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    Another hosta ( photo / image / picture from Cayuga Morning's Garden )





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    Hakone grass ( photo / image / picture from Cayuga Morning's Garden )

    That's all for now folks!
     
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  3. Jerry Sullivan

    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    You 'light' up your garden and your garden lights up our eyes. An excellent example of the use of color.

    Jerry
     
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    very pretty
     
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    Cayuga Morning, Very pleasant. Thank you very much.

    I hated Hosta when I was a teenager but as I aged I learned to love it. I think I have about 50 different kinds. Now they are beginning to spread out and I am going to split them to get them all over my property.
     
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  6. Cayuga Morning

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    Jerry--You have a way with words! :D
    Henry--Thank you for the patch!
    donna in nc--Thanks!
    Barb--I didn't much like hosta when I was young too, but then all I ever saw were very plain green ones. I find hostas very divide-able(is that a word?dividable? That looks like an 'able divid') particularly in the spring.

    This morning is the town Garden Club sale. Guess what I will be looking for?! More 'lights'!
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I love the contrast in your garden. The light and variagated leaved plants really stand out against the darker foliage. The psler ones certainly pop out and look great - like little patches of sunshine even on a dull day.
     
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