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I often find that people miss the green plants in the gardens and only have eyes for all the colorful flowers. Some of them make statements like that they find green plants simple and dull.

The photo above is one of my absolute favorite ones, so “simple”, but yet so full of life and vibrant color. Actually I find nothing simple about this.

Every green leaf is a complicated creation. Every green plant is different from the other and that is like a new invention to me. It’s the wonder of mother nature and I can’t understand why people don’t grasp this more than they do.

They’re walking around with their eyes half closed.

You make the judgement: is it really simplicity?

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10 Comments on “The green simplicity diversity”

    Kasia POLAND said:

    No it is not simplicity. Or actually somehow it is. These forms are not overdecorated. And simple things are the most beautiful in my opinion.
    And green is my most favourite colour :-)

    Lifecruiser: I know what you mean… *lol* And green, well, at least certain colors of green, are one of my favorite colors too. Maybe because I have green eyes and fit so well in green. Yes, I’m vain :-)

    Pam UNITED STATES said:

    Texture galore!! I am very fond of all the green. Great post!
    I played this week too.

    Lifecruiser: Thanks Pam. I’ll pop over and see what you’ve got :-)

    Mandy NETHERLANDS said:

    I won’t join just yet, though I’m tempted. Flowers and plant photography are one of my favourite.. but I just don’t know if I’ll have time. We’ll see..

    Lifecruiser: You’re heartly welcome when ever you want to Mandy :-) It would be fun to have you with us!

    John AUSTRALIA said:

    I totally agree. In fact my garden is full of lovely foliage. I particularly love the varigated foliage or the deep reds like on some lilies. A beautiful fresh green is lovely and soothing on a warm Spring afternoon. Having said that, I’ve posted a bright coloured flower from a neighbouring garden this week.. oh well !

    Lifecruiser: Well, flowers are beautiful too, but we shouldn’t forget or completely miss the green plants :-)

    John AUSTRALIA said:

    Having trouble leaving a comment.. hope this works. Great shot… agree about the foliage, often more stunning than the flowers, in fact I don’t have many flowers as such in my garden.. more succulants, bushes and lots of lovely natives. Well done.

    Lifecruiser: Probably no problem, just the fact that I have comments moderation on, to avoid spammers which I’ve had problems with before :-) Thanks.

    Dave UNITED STATES said:

    Up here on the mountain green is our favorite color. Not many flowers thrive in the shade. In the spring it’s azalias and rhododendrons and in the fall we get our color fix when the leaves change.

    Lifecruiser: That must be very beautiful, with all the green shade plants and then the azalias and rhododendrons blooming!

    Teena CANADA said:

    Very cool! I tend to not keep “green” things around as I forget to water them :(

    Lifecruiser: Yes, they do demand some care. We don’t have much either, but that’s because we’ve been out travelling so much and plan to do so in the future too.


    Being an ex Floridian I love the shades and textures of greeen found in nature. That is all that is there most of the time! I think the leaves on the bush is as attractive as the bloom. And I love the textures that cactus brings us! Great shots all of them.

    Hope you are having a super Sunday!

    Lifecruiser: Thanks :-) I so totally agree with you. We have an election today in Sweden about our continued government, so we’ve been out voting, other from that we’re having a quiet Sunday. We hired some films to watch too. I never watch the TV, but films is OK when I can choose by myself what to see. I’ll pop over to wish you a super sunday back :-)

    zingtrial UNITED KINGDOM said:

    I love green,and like growing green things He!He!He!
    nice posting
    Wish you well

    Lifecruiser: Green is a natural color, fresh :-)

    Lucy UNITED STATES said:

    Oh yes! I’m actually better at the “green” only plants than everything else. :mrgreen: But i understand your point. One of my favorites - the variated dogwood. I love them when they first bloom and how the blow in the wind. Then in the winter just the red twigs.

    You have beautiful photos.

    Lifecruiser: Thanks Lucy :-) I’ve seen photos of the dogwood so I know that’s one of my favorites too!

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