it ain’t easy being green…

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usually people chose flowers for their color. I found this green echinacea, somewhere, a few years ago & fell in love. i love its combination of lime & dark greens. i love that i have to hunt for the flowers & when i find them, among all the greens in my garden, they stop me in my tracks because once noticed, it demands to be seen.

the other photo is rain drops on an unknown leaf. i ordered seeds that had a collection meant to draw the attention of butterflies & hummingbirds. this one has yet to flower, and i can barely wait to see what it does. if you know this leaf’s name, i would love to know it.

10 Comments Add yours

  1. ĽAdelaide says:

    nasturtium maybe? cannot tell the size by the photo but it looks just like mine that are just beginning with the warming weather. 🙂


  2. Reggie says:

    It looks like a nasturtium leaf, Amy. The flowers are beautiful trumpet shaped flowers in gorgeous colours – yellow, orange, red. The flowers, I think, are edible, as I’ve seen them used as colour garnish in salads. The seeds look like wrinkly round pods, and they tend to spread quickly once they’ve come established. They’re great in pots and hanging baskets, where they can cascade downwards. Lovely! Take some pics when the flowers appear, please?


  3. It is a nasturtium leaf Amy. It is a great companion plant .. And the different coloured flowers attract different bugs. A great plant to have in the garden, but it can be a bit invasive. I have it growing in mine 😃 love the echinacea flower!


  4. Maverick ~ says:

    Milkweed perhaps? It’s good for butterflies.


  5. julieallyn says:

    Love them both. Great shots. I especially like the bit of a ‘starburst’ in the center of the dewy leaf. Nicely done!


    1. Amy Saab says:

      Thank you very much, Julie! ~amy


  6. karicornell says:

    That looks like nasturtium to me. Flowers will be yellow or orange. If this is nasturtium, leaves and blossoms are edible.


    1. Amy Saab says:

      OH! Yippee! Thank you so much! My mom said she forgot the name, but she said the blossoms would be orange, too. The leaves & flowers are edible to people? Or rabbits? 🙂 I can’t wait to see the flowers…oh, i can google, i always forget about that magic tool we have. Thank you, Kari! ~amy


  7. Really like both of these green photos. The first one has a unique composition that I find so interesting. Thanks for posting.


    1. Amy Saab says:

      Thank you very much. ~amy


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