Shades of Green

When I was younger I didn’t have much use for shade gardens.  Too much green.  Not enough flowers.  Now that I am older, I have come to appreciate the plants that grow in the shade. Though less flashy than their sun-loving cousins, there is variety in the shapes and sizes of the leaves and in the shades of green. Because the flowers are less frequent, they are all the more precious. A shade garden doesn’t shout. It whispers.

2 thoughts on “Shades of Green

  1. The Irish have a very old song entitled “The Forty Shades of Green”. I think it is one of those nostalgic songs of longing for the homeland of Ireland.

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