Abies balsamea 'Nana'

Abies balsamea 'Nana'

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wednesday Vignette

Another quick post. Mondays and Tuesdays are so busy for me, but I can find a few minutes to post a quick vignette. This meme is hosted by Anna of Flutter and Hum. Thanks, Anna!

I caught my Cotinus 'Grace' looking quite lovely with the morning light shining through it. The pattern of light and shadow captured my gaze as I surveyed the yard, now without deer cages around the plants (to be celebrated in a later post).






By the time this post is published, my mother and I will be on our way to visit family friends in the Okanogan. Pre-scheduled posts are a wonderful thing.

12 comments:

  1. Although I don't grow a smoke bush, I've stopped on my walks around the neighborhood to take a picture of others': when the light shines through the leafs it's magnificent and eye catching.
    Hope you have a wonderful time at the Okanogan; find shade and hydrate.

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    1. I'm planning to get two more, 'Golden Spirit' and a green one, possibly plain Cotinus obovatus. I love the cool green of the leaves and think the purplish pink "smoke" looks better on the green than the purple or gold foliage.

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  2. Goof afternoon! I was wondering if you would be interested in a guest blogging opportunity with Gardening Know How? If so, please e-mail me for details at:
    shelley AT gardeningknowhow DOT com

    Thanks!

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  3. The light accents the rich color. I'm trying to imagine my garden without all the deer fences and wire circles, it would be glorious!

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    1. Any possibility of turning that into reality someday? It's a wonderful feeling knowing your plants are safe and you can enjoy the views.

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  4. I thought it was variegated at first, cool!

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    1. Oh, a variegated Cotinus could be nice, no?

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    1. And you can't even tell that the deer ate several branches before the fence went up!

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  6. Light and shadow play with your Cotinus most effectively.

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    1. I need to remember this so I don't block the light with future plantings.

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  7. Beautiful, Evan. Like a stain glass window. :)

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