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Monday, May 18, 2015

Everything is Coming Up GREEN

I never thought of myself as LOVING the color GREEN... If you ask me my favorite color,  I'd either say blue or yellow... BUT---out in nature,  one has to LOVE green!!!!   So how could I not love all of the greens around me... I have a green house and even a green carpet!   I love seeing the new green leaves on all of the big shade trees.  I love this time of year when the grass shows off its sparkling green color.   I guess I could say that GREEN is just a big part of me and my life here in the Glade!!!!!!

As you know, we have lots of different colors in our yard throughout the year... BUT--we also have LOTS of green.. Some of the plants that I truly LOVE are our HOSTAS.  Since we have so much shade,  the Hostas love being here.  I'm not sure exactly how many Hosta plants I have now growing in our yard--but there are probably more than 30 now.

Today,  I'll show you some of the HOSTA Plants around the yard... The one above is the largest one we have... It is amazingly beautiful!!!!  Hope you enjoy seeing some of our Hostas today.  Be sure to click on the pictures for enlargements.

I call this one my Blue/Green Hosta --since at times, it has a bluish tint.

There are five Hostas growing in this area of our Ivy/Periwinkle Bed.

Love this Hosta --given to me by friend, Marcia;

Not a good picture --but I wanted to show you the Hostas (about 8 of them total) growing in my tiny little flowerbed next to the house,  along the sidewalk leading from the front to the deck.

This little solid green Hosta is surrounded by Pansies and our Clematis.

I love the colors and design in this Hosta.. 

Hostas,  Periwinkle (Vinca Minor),  and English Ivy ---all bringing lots of GREEN to our yard

I like this one with a tiny white border.

Another Beauty---adding some yellow to the green

HOSTAS,  Pansies and our NEW Clematis Vine
As I've told my Facebook friends,  we have had trouble getting CLEMATIS to grow/bloom here.  We 'inherited' (when we bought the house) a huge big Clematis vine growing up those horrible utility poles in the yard.  BUT--it quit blooming. We took it down and tried a new Clematis (which DIED).. SO--last year,  we bought this one at Lowe's ---and so far,  it is doing great.  I just hope that it will keep growing UP and will cover up some of those ghastly wires.... ha.... 

BUT--don't you love the Hostas in this bed along with the Pansies and Clematis?

Hope you enjoyed my GREENS today!!!