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

Born and raised in Sweden, my aesthetics and outlook on life are strongly shaped by a culture rich in history and tradition. I care a great deal about environmental responsibility, and my aesthetic reflects the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia. I was trained as an architect at the University of Cincinnati and as a color specialist at the Scandinavian Colour Institute in Stockholm. I'm obsessed with plants and gardens, and aim to take my skill set a step further by designing gardens as well as interiors. As someone so aptly said: " Architecture is the skin that separates the exterior from the interior". So true - you can't successfully focus on one without incorporating the other. I'm also an avid cook, and I love to ski. In addition, I put time and efforts into trying to rectify things that I feel are wrong in my immediate community. As you will see, The Creative Flux will touch on all these things, and more. For sure, it's all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blog!
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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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