Wednesday Vignette and Foliage Follow-up

It always irks me when people who say they want “color” in their gardens mean that they want Petunias, or whatever flowering marvel du jour. What do they think this is – chopped liver?


Thuja 4-ever goldy, Eleagnus ‘Gilt Edge’, and Pittosporum ‘Ebony Giant’. Sure doesn’t look black and white to me…

Besides being time for my usual Wednesday Vignette, this also happens to coincide with Foliage Follow-up Day, so I’m joining Pam over at Digging in her meme. Click here to see more scrumptious foliage.

About annamadeit

I was born and raised in Sweden, By now, I have lived almost as long in the United States. The path I’ve taken has been long and varied, and has given me a philosophical approach to life. I may joke that I’m a sybarite, but the truth is, I find joy and luxury in life’s simple things as well. My outlook on life has roots in a culture rich in history and tradition, and I care a great deal about environmental stewardship. Aesthetically, while drawn to the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia, I also have a deep appreciation for the raw, the weathered, and the worn - materials that tell a story. To me, contrast, counterpoint, and diversity are what makes life interesting and engaging. Color has always informed everything I do. I’m a functional tetrachromat, and a hopeless plantoholic. I was originally trained as an architect working mostly on interiors, but soon ventured outside - into garden design. It’s that contrast thing again… An interior adrift from its exterior, is like a yin without a yang. My firm conviction that everything is connected gets me in trouble time and time again. The world is a big place, and full of marvelous distractions, and offers plentiful opportunities for inquiry and exploration. I started writing to quell my constant queries, explore my discoveries, and nurture my curiosity. The Creative Flux was started in 2010, and became a catch-all for all kinds of intersecting interests. The start of Flutter & Hum at the end of 2013 marks my descent into plant nerd revelry. I occasionally contribute to other blogs, but those two are my main ones. For sure, topics are all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blogs!
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20 Responses to Wednesday Vignette and Foliage Follow-up

  1. Pingback: Wednesday Vignette – mid-century, mahogany, and horses | The Creative Flux

  2. annamadeit says:

    Some cool material juxtaposition that in its subtlety STILL are almost as striking as the foliage!

  3. Alan @ it's not work, it's gardening! says:
  4. No chopped liver, no chopped liver…this is uber cool, Anna Bean!

  5. Alison says:

    I combined my Wednesday Vignette with Foliage Followup too. My post is here:

  6. Amy Campion says:

    Very nice. What is the pale yellow on the left?

  7. Kris P says:

    Definitely NOT chopped liver!

  8. rickii says:

    Stirring color of the foliage kind. My WV is about shadows:

  9. Evan says:

    And that color will last longer than any messy, wilting petunia. Gorgeous combo! My WV is mixed in with Foliage Follow-up this week:

  10. hb says:

    So green is not a color…?!?

  11. Peter Herpst says:

    So…no petunias? Foliage is the best source of color in our gardens. Flowers, being plant reproduction on display, are fun and all but after they’re over, there really should be more to the relationship.

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