Friday, 3 August 2012

Somewhere That's Green...

Of all the colours I think green has to be my favourite. A leisurely wander around the garden this afternoon to find fifty shades of fifty species....


Hello, my name is Paul and I'm addicted to foliage......!

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  1. Hello Paul:
    Our name is Hattatt, and so are we.

    In our gardening years we had great difficulty in persuading those who were looking for a little more colour that green actually is one! Our ideal would be a garden entirely made up of green with just a hint of white!

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    1. It took me many years to appreciate the value of green. Your expertise would have been very welcome whilst I was in my technicolour years!

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  2. Love the pictures. I feel that way about blue. But green is lovely too.

    Holly

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    1. Thank you Holly, I'm so pleased with the results of a quick bit of 'snappage' in the garden. We do have colour in the garden, it isn't exclusively green. Blue, pink and white are currently doing their thing against the green background.

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  3. Hello addicted to foliage Paul - I love green too and that is why we have so many box balls and box hedging in the garden. It gives such great structure to everything else. As you have shown there are so many shades of green, lime greens, blue greens, dark rich greens to dusty white greens.
    Perfect green collage - is no.3 top row pine? and I was wondering if No. 2 top row 2nd collage is the bead plant?

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    1. Well spotted Rosemary No.2, Top Row, 2nd Collage is indeed the bead plant (I'm not sure of its correct name)which we hang in the apple tree for the summer.

      No.3, Top Row, 1st Collage is Euphorbia cyparissias which in macro does loook just like pine.I took great delight in discovering today that it is also known as the Graveyard weed!

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  4. As am I! flowers come and go, but foliage lasts much longer....even year round. Beautiful collage, Paul. I also love bamboo but too invasive. Ciao, Loi

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    1. Your garden is an excellent example of beautiful green planting Loi.
      I had to hire some major muscle to remove two beautiful bamboos last week that were not entirely happy here.
      We have in the past planted large containerised bamboos in a garden to great effect which are still thriving after many years albeit with the assistance of a watering system.

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  5. Hello Paul.

    You did this? You really did this? I am utterly amazed and had no idea I was addicted too. I guess it's like crack...it just took one little teenie weenie look and bammo...

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    1. Gina Vida, you certainly crack me up! One more member for Foliage Anonymous.

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  6. Hi Paul, thank you for admitting your addiction... That is the first step to recovery! Just kidding! Your photo collage is just marvelous! Of course your foliage is beautiful and looks so healthy!

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    1. Cheers Pamela, I'm quite pleased with the collage results. I didn't quite realise how much the shades would differ in the final image.

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  7. Hello Paula

    I love your collage of greens. Such variety and texture, I can agree that green is a very special colour.
    Have a wonderful weekend

    Helen xx

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    1. Thank you Helen, we think it pretty special too. Don't forget your club badge!

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  8. I love these green mosaics. They would make lovely quilts wouldn't they. Enjoy the weekend. Pamela

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    1. They'd make lovely quilts Pamela, I'll have mine in California King size please.

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  9. Dear Paul,
    I am an addict to - so elegant! (Let's write a bestseller together - we might call it "Different Shades of Green" :-)
    How do you manage to arrange your photos so wonderfully? At last I found out (a week ago! took such a long time!) how I can enlarge a picture on my blog...

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    1. Britta, you might like to try picmonkey for arranging a collage. Do you think we'd sell as many copies Britta?

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  10. Well that's an amazing collection of photos- beautifully presented- totally love the collage. I love seeing all the shades of green- the color palette is gorgeous.

    As for the addiction-- is there a 12 step program for that? Lol. I have a little addiction myself--- to yarn. I'd rival my collection of green yarns against your beautiful collage photos!!

    Xo
    Vicki

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    1. I think you'd win on that one Vicki, thats a mega collectiom you have there.

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  11. There are definitely worse things to be addicted to! Love the mix of different greens and textures. :)

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    1. Cheers Halcyon, its amazing how many different shades were actually in the garden.

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  12. I took a gardening class once and a lecturer told us "don't buy a plant for the flower, buy it for the leaf". Best advice ever, I'm obsessed with leaves so I'm loving your collage (and sitting here having loads of fun trying to identify each one). You need to write a book "50 shades of green". Never mind.

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    1. Did you like what I did with that Amelia. Apparently your gardening class lecturer secretly owns your local nursery, after every lesson he does a roaring trade!

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  13. Addicted to green foliage, that's what I wanted to hear.

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    1. Yes we do leave our foliage attached to the plant here though Bob!:)

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  14. Paula, really fabulous green collages...............my favorite color(s) too, followed by blue!

    Happy weekend - Mary

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    1. Join the gang Mary we're growing in numbers here.

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  15. Hi Paul,
    I love a green garden, and your collage is mind blowing.
    Have a lovely weekend,
    Lizx

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    1. Thanks Liz, I wasn't sure if it would work but I'm quite pleased with it.

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  16. Wow, amazing, so many different textures and shades of green!

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    1. True Merisi, under closer inspection each has its own unique characteristics.

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  17. What a fabulous collage vert Paul!!!!!! J'adore.

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  18. Ha ha! A fabulous collage, and I'm with you all the way - perhaps there should be a rehabilitation programme for those addicted to Fifty Shades of Green!!!
    Paula x

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    1. I might put up a struggle if you try to ween me off my garden foliage Paula.

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  19. A beautiful collection of greens. Thankyou for your visit and comment on my blog.

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  20. Hi Paul, I am Peggy and addicted to anything growing in my garden. Green is amazing. I leave a green weed we call "sour grass" in some of my containers. Made a nice mosaic with the greens.
    QMM

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  21. Paul,love this "go green" mosaic!

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  22. Hello Paul
    I'm glad you captured so many leaves to share from your addiction. I love foliage too, and both of your mosaics.

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  23. .....and thats why your wreaths are so lovely.
    A x

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  24. wonderful collection of green! I must say if I can't get out and I feel the need to use my camera, a wander around my garden usually does the trick! Have a wonderful week. I am linking up to you through Mosaic Monday.

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  25. Lovely collection of green Paul. Your images remind me of stained glass. Would look great as a quilt too. Fifty species is very impressive!

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  26. Love, Love, Love green and these are wonderful. I have been adding some images like this to a mosaic as well and shall share soon. Have a Happy day~

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  27. What amazing greenery. I love the canoe shots below, that's something I've always wanted to try.

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  28. I like these green collections!

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  29. Wow, Paul! These are such fabulous green foliage collages--very striking.

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  30. Hi Paul, I'm addicted to foliage, too! Ha! Green is my favorite color and you've captured a lot of wonderful shades of green. Love the photo mosaic, exquisite. ~Liz

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  31. Paul I totally agree with you...green is a WONDERFUL color! And being a decorator I tell my clients that every room needs a touch of green (preferably in the form of plant life, REAL or at least silk).

    Your foliage mosaics are fabulous and I love all the textures. Well done!

    Thank you for visiting my blog...so glad it led me to yours!! Regards, Lisa

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