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Quote of the Day: Bernd Heinrich

August 5th, 2012

“I had not realized how varied and vibrant green, the color of life, could be.”

Bernd Heinrich A Year In The Maine Woods

The longer I garden the more I appreciate texture and what it brings to the garden. I’m starting to move away from plants with blooms in favor of those with different leaf shape, shades of green, texture or other unique features.

‘Hakone’ grass, it tops the list of my favorite green plants. With it’s bright variegated leaves, flowing shape, it almost looks like I have a waterfall flowing into my pond. When I purchased this plant it was a tiny slip with just a few green leaves. Now it’s a focal point at the edge of the pond. You can be this one is coming with me in the moving truck!

What’s your favorite all green plant?

6 Comments to “Quote of the Day: Bernd Heinrich”
  1. daisy on August 5, 2012 at 7:20 am

    I love this one juniper we have out front. Makes me feel like I’m living up north. Your variagated plants are so lovely.

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  2. Maybelline on August 5, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Potato vine. I just planted a bright chartreuse plant.

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    • Susy on August 5, 2012 at 9:09 pm

      Love those too – the color is GREAT!

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  3. Kathi on August 5, 2012 at 8:35 pm


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  4. Augustus on August 6, 2012 at 8:33 am

    I love Hostas, of any color.

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  5. maggiewann on August 7, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Ligularia, a friend shared one and now I can’t get enough of them, such a fantastic plant.

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.

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