Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Cool Greens

The days are getting really hot now in Georgia. Yesterday was 90 and it's predicted to be the same today... and when the weather's hot, I love the cooling shades of green in the garden.
Some of the cool greens in my garden are:

The huge fragrant leaves of our fig tree. It's now over 10 ft. high, even after we pruned it last winter.

 Baby fig.

Oh, here are a few more babies and two larger ones.

Oak leaf hydrangea,  in the center, Crocosmia, behind and of course the Japanese maple in the foreground.

I know, the Japanese maple isn't green, but it's so dark and pretty, it just feels cool.

Blue-green leaves of a hosta and...

...a varigated hosta with that cool white center.

My garden is always a work in progress,  but stop by anytime... there's always weeding to be done.  :)

See you at  A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday. Babs  
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Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Your garden is looking gorgeous. So many beautiful plants. Hugs, marty

LV said...

A very nice outdoor post. I enjoyed visiting and seeing your garden filled with so much greenery.

Honey at 2805 said...

Stunning greens in your beautiful garden.

Vintagesouthernlife said...

The contrast of the Japanese Maple is so pretty.
Beautiful hostas too. I have tried but mine just do not do well. I think they get too much sun.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Love your Oak Leaf Hydrangea...I had one that was huge and always bloomed beautifully. A few years ago it just up and died. No idea why...my heart was broken! Your hosta is lovely too...try to stay cool! ~Ann

Blondie's Journal said...

The greens DO look cool and are a refreshing background for flowers. I love your fig trees, would you believe I have never had a fig in my whole life!

It is 90 degrees here in Chicago...very unusual!!


Karen said...

Babs, your plants are so beautiful! What a talented gardener you are.
Thanks for all your nice visits. I have been on the run for about two weeks and haven't done a very good job of getting back with my visitors.
Hope you are having a great week!
Ladybug Creek

Linda said...

Enjoying your wonderful photos!!!
Happy to have found you to follow.... :)

Ebie said...

Oh Babs, I love the greens in your garden. I also have not seen purple-leaf Japanese maple, I see them in red.

Love your photos.

Becky K. said...

I am such a hosta lover. There are so many amazing varieties. Thanks for showing your very beautiful hosta plants. Gorgeous.

Diane said...

How delightfully refreshing! My "garden" is full of weeds. May I come hang out in yours? It is so beautiful!

Light and Voices said...

Don't you just love hostas? I do. See you next week.
Joyce M

Sue said...

The greens seem so crisp on a hot day, don't they? I love the shot with the dark leaves against the green ones.

On Crooked Creek said...

So cool and refreshing...it was a record high of 100 degrees here on the Prairie Monday! That weeding thing...hm~m~m!!!Guess I'll have to pass! Thank you for the garden tour!Lovely, my dear!

Tammy said...

I love the Baby Figs! Your plants look lovely! Your newest follower. Cute name for your blog.

Designs on 47th Street said...

Everything looks such lush and pretty. You are WEEKS ahead of us...although we hit a record of 97* yesterday but 60 by Friday. :(

I miss fig trees. Those little biddies are so soft and precious even to look at!


Anonymous said...

Years ago I collected figs and made jelly with them from various flavors of Jello. I was just thinking about that the other day and wondering what has happened to all the fig trees. Do you do anything special with yours?

Alycia Nichols said...

Amazing how everything is already so big and colorful and full there in Georgia!!! It has hit 90 a couple of days here in Missouri, too, but we're headed back to cooler weather for the upcoming weekend. I'm glad for that. I need cooler temps while working in that attic space!!! I have never seen an actual fig on an actual fig tree. That looks so cool! I think it would be fun to just pluck on off the tree and eat it. The only way I've ever eaten fig is in Fig Newtons! :-) Your yard is looking FABULOUS!!!!!

Tina´s PicStory said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. This source of water is not so far for driving, so I can take sometimes water. And "Hahnewasser" is from the tap (Wasserhahn). :) Your photos are very nice!

Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

Babs, I needs both cool and beauty this afternoon, and I found them right here! So glad you shared your work in progress!

PS not sure why my first comment didn't post correctly. You can just delete it too :-)