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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Green World

Today - actually tonight at 11:59 - is the deadline for the
April Picture This Contest on Gardening Gone Wild.
Nothing like waiting till the last minute, huh?

Rob Cardillo, the judge this month, has chosen the theme "Green World"
and he wants bloggers to spotlight "green's infinite range of personalities".
As a professional photographer for major gardening publications, businesses
and landscapers, he is definitely familiar with green worlds and their personalities.
I wasn't planning on entering this month because I couldn't find just the right picture.

The stems of the fallen blooms on the Silverbell Tree (Halesia sp.) look like
tiny arms reaching out to the world - but this wasn't what I was looking for.

The male flowers of the Podocarpus bush hold a

world of new plants, but it still wasn't right.

Then I saw the new buds on the Oakleaf Hydrangea

and knew I had found my entry! I don't think I have really noticed them before

at this stage - tiny worlds ready to burst forth into a whirlwind of white blooms.

Hope you enjoyed my green worlds. Stop by Gardening Gone Wild and

check out all the other fascinating green worlds.


  1. Wow, what pretty plants and what a beautiful garden you must have! Just a little jealous...

  2. Beautiful Pictures! I love the different shades of green in my garden. I wouldn't want to take too many pictures until I get a little weeding done.

  3. The hydrangea picture is lovely!

    Thanks for the tips on the lantana. It was a perennial in my Alabama garden too. Unfortunately here in Indiana it is a short lived annual. Our 10 day forecast isn't looking too good with lots of rain and clouds. I do hope it isn't a repeat of last years lantana disaster.

    Good luck on your entry!