263/365: yucca filamentosa
There are a few plants that flourish in our north country winters that would appear to have NO BUSINESS living here. The yucca is one.
Somehow, growing this plant in my garden makes me feel like there’s something a little exotic going on right in my own front yard. I’m happy to host this denizen of the desert and other southern climes and truly impressed with its survival skills.
251/365: painted lady fern
I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.
– John Burroughs
233/365: korean maple, late summer
In the dog days of summer, there are hints of a new season waiting in the wings. We feel it in the cool of the morning air, the gathering dark of the evening, and the urge to turn on the oven instead of firing up the grill.
Spring has reached the tipping point. Suddenly, the lush green foliage is growing before our eyes with tropical zeal. We have to remind ourselves that this is the same world that stood bleak, gray and dormant not that long ago. As if waking from a deep sleep, we blink in wonder at this new reality, this dream come true.
131/365: verdure with sunbeams
The woods are dotted with clumps of green grass and plump green buds eagerly unfolding. It won’t be long now until the whole thing is awash in shades of green…*sigh*…
91/365: tree buds
The ferns’ companions and my perennial favorites (pun intended).
177/365: variegated hostas
Another ode to foliage…
The lilies have such exotic foliage, they always make me feel a little tropical. Or prehistoric. They have an otherworldliness I find appealing.
145/365: tiger lilies, becoming