I sat in the swing earlier this morning drinking my coffee thinking of how nice everything in my little backyard looked even though it's the middle of summer. I always take my camera with me on these early mornings outside, and as I tried to think about what "flower" to take a picture of, it dawned on me that while the blooming plants are pretty, it's the "green things" that make this little yard look so lush this early Saturday morning. The Perennial Gardener did a post recently on things ignored in your garden. I thought of her post this morning as I looked around at all the pretty green because I realized what I ignore in my garden is what the garden is made of. It's the basis from where we start. It's the beginning. We add flowers for color, and I love my flowers, but on this Saturday morning, I am loving the green. I love the different shades of green, I love the texture and I love the definition it gives to my yard. It's not easy being green--you are ignored and taken for granted. So, thank you to all the green in my yard for making my little garden look so good this morning!
One of my many hostas