8.05.2009

Textures In My Garden

I am finally back. I apologize for my absence. I did not want to be away so long. My husband and I decided that it was time for faster ISP. We thought the switch would be quick and easy. Unfortunately it took about a month to get the kinks worked out so that I could resume my blogs. It is a new month now and my Internet is so much faster. I have missed all my blogging friends so much. If you have left me comments please know they were not ignored or unappreciated. Hopefully I can get back to your blogs and respond back to all of you. I am looking forward to seeing what you have been up to for the past month.
As I walked through my garden I was intrigued with the many textures that exist in my garden.
It amazes me how many shapes and textures there are

I have always loved the colors and the flowers but lately I have fallen in love with the varying textures.

There are so many to choose from

I also love how the sunlight and shadows play with those textures.



I love how the same leaf can look one color in bright sunlight but look completely different in the shade.

I love how these lacy leaves look against the texture of the mulch.

And how these leaves swirl and twirl with the lines in them


Look at how these gladiola leaves look next to the bark of the tree.

And how this asparagus plant peaks through the jew leaves.

Sedum is a great plant to add texture in your garden.


There are so many plants to choose from and so many ways to display them. Even if you did not have one flower in your garden it can be very beautiful just by the variance of textures.
Next time you are planting a new plant take notice of the textures around it
Until Next Time
Debbie

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14 comments:

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Debbie~~ Welcome back. It seems like it always takes longer than anticipated to get the bugs worked out of Internet issues. But worth it in the end.

Terrific textures!

Connie said...

How true....flowers seem to get all the glory, but foliage can be so varied and beautiful, as well.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Beautiful pictures!!

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

Wonderful pictures! Glad to hear you got the technical kinks worked out and you are blogging again. -Jackie

Susie said...

Lovely pics! I like the one of the pine tree.

Jesikarena said...

great post. very true.

Linda said...

This is a great reminder to look at the wealth of detail in our gardens, and not just the overall picture.

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Kathy said...

Debra, Hello... I've just had a wonderful visit in your lovely Garden blog...I deleted my first message because it looked like I was in third grade and didn't know how to spell!!! Yikes! I usually check my spelling quickly but must have forgotten, anyway....I gladly have "Followed" and will enjoy getting to know you better. Your photos are wonderful, keep up the good work, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings.blogspot.com Love to have you over for a visit also...

MissyM said...

Love the varigated ivy! Iris and glad swords are 2 of my favorite shapes in the garden. I also love the big round leaves of nasturtium. I enjoyed your pictures.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

How I enjoy your blog! A feast for the eyes..with always some knowledge to take home with us. I am so pleased to be a follower of yours!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I am having Problems also with the internet. My DSL is getting as slow as dial up ever was.
My computer is just a year old now..and the thought of upgrading once again..is not what I want to do so soon. No telling what the problem is.
Anyway...your problem must be persisting as I see your last post was a couple of weeks back.
Hope to see you soon...you are one of my most favorite garden blogs!!

Catherine said...

Welcome back Debbie! You're post are always so beautiful and thought provoking! :) It is infinite isn't it~the diffrent textures,I remember when I first got into gardening~All I thought was color~flowers, then as time went by, I also fell in love with foliage~and it's colors & textures~just like inside when decorating especially since I have a cream & white on white shabby chic color palette, I learned just how important texture is. I too love how diffrent a plant can look in different light & different times of the day! Hope you get you're internet problems solved!
Beautiful captures!
Have a wonderful week!
Cat

lynn'sgarden said...

Debbie, glad your up and running at higher speed..yay!!! That's a beautiful double daylily I see...happen to know the cultivar?
Stay cool,
Lynn