Friday, July 21, 2017

Flowers by Color - GREEN


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Flowers by Color - GREEN


This is the second last post in this series featuring flowers by color.  Featuring flowers once a week for nine weeks I will pick a different color and share my favorite flowers of that color (these lists are NOT a complete list of all flowers of that color, simply just my favorites).  This week is GREEN flower week.  Last week we featured flowers of a color that technically is not a color (white is a highlight) and today we are featuring flowers that are not actually flowers.  Most of the features today are foliage and not flowers but since my favorite color is green I had to include this color.


Certain featured flowers have links to previous posts on this blog - please feel free to click on these links to view the entire posts (they will be how-to-grow or maintenance posts).


Firstly, you will need to know the difference between annual, perennial & biennial:


Annual Plant - completes its lifecycle in one season/year.  By "lifecycle" I mean from germination to seed formation.  Here are some examples of annual plants:  green beans, petunia, sage, sunflower, morning glory and so much more.

Perennial Plant - lives for more than 2 years but produces seed in one season without dying afterward.  Some examples of perennials: most fruit trees like apple, vegetables like asparagus or leeks, day lilies, peonies and so much more.

Biennial Plant - 2 years to complete its lifecycle.  Examples are: parsley, caraway, foxglove, parsnips and so much more.




Chicken & Hens
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This is not actually a flower - it is considered a "succulent plant".  However, these are the cutest little plants that produce little "baby chick" plants (see picture below or click on link to see what I mean).
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Ferns
You can't have a bouquet of flowers without ferns.  This beautiful foliage is a filler for any posy.  In the second photo below you will notice that the ferns are a backdrop to some of my lily of the valley.
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Jade Sunflower
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This beautiful sunflower variety has a very slight pale green color in person.  However, the color looks more yellow in photos - the lens just doesn't capture the true greenish color.

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Photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower




Coleus
This unique plant has many various colors and I have actually featured other colors of coleus in previous "Flowers by Color" posts.  This is a wonderful plant to include in your garden because it thrives in those shady areas.
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Clover
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Many people consider this plant to be a horrible weed but I quite like the delicate leaves and bright green color.



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Photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower
Ivy
Most of us are familiar with ivy thanks to that fantastic old Christmas Carol: "The Holly and the Ivy".  This vine creeps and climbs everywhere - it can become a nuisance but I love to watch it meander throughout the years.
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Mystery Plant
A few years ago I did a series on the Toledo Zoo.  While I was at the zoo I found myself looking more at the plants grown there than the animals (lol - a gardener at heart I guess)
If you know the name/variety of this plants please let me know in the comment section - Thank you.


The foliage resembles a pine tree so maybe these are pine cones???



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Photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower


Other "Flowers by COLOR" Posts:
BLUE Flowers
YELLOW Flowers
RED Flowers
PURPLE Flowers
ORANGE Flowers
PINK Flowers
WHITE Flowers


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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Weekly Thankfulness & Growth Report #75

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#75 - Weekly Thankfulness & Growth Report

If you were following this blog in 2015 then you will be familiar with my "365 Days of Being Thankful" challenge.  I have missed reporting on my thankfulness since I finished my challenge last year, so I decided to at least give a weekly Thankfulness Report & include a Growth Report also.  Growth in our Christian walk, growth in the garden & growth on this blog.  Finally, I am also including a "Posts From the Past" feature - ENJOY!

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This week I have been thankful for air conditioning while at the same time being thankful for heat and humidity (which makes my garden grow).  I am most thankful for God's unconditional love!

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There are 7 helpful lessons that we can learn from Psalm 23: 

Read: Comforting Green Pastures & Quiet Waters

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We are expecting 4 straight days of rain but I am thankful and enjoying every bit of the garden!

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GFC (Google Friends Connect) - 2,269
Bloglovin - 4,367
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Instagram - 25
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That's a grand total of 28,092 followers in some form or another (which is up 9 from last week).

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Blueberry Week - featuring RECIPES & Tips
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Creating Beauty Out of a Disaster


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Creating Beauty Out of a Disaster

About 5 years ago a city (Leamington) in the county where I grew up was hit with a terrible tornado.  Now I want to make it very clear that I would never wish any kind of a disaster on anyone but I wanted to share with you how this community took the disastrous remains from that storm and created beauty.

This lovely community park used to have glorious trees but after the storm it was left with twisted stubs.  The tornado had torn off the tops of many sturdy trees.  Instead of cutting these "stubs" down they allowed local artists to carve community totem poles out of the remaining wood.  I am featuring 4 of these totem poles.

Lighthouse
Since this city is situated on Lake Erie it seemed perfect to showcase this lighthouse sculpture.  Notice the detailed photos of the staircase leading up to the lighthouse door.
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The Backbone of the Community
This fun totem was sponsored by the "Essex County Scottish Semper Paratus".  It includes monarch butterflies at the top since these butterflies migrate to Point Pelee National Park every year (Point Pelee is in Leamington).
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Nature
This sculpture features wildlife native to the area like: raccoons, mushrooms, Lake Erie fish, owls and more.
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Leamington
This is my favorite and features everything Leamington:  Heinz tomato ketchup factory, Point Pelee winery, trillium flower (which happens to be the Provincial flower for Ontario) and Cat tails representing the Point Pelee Marsh.
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