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This thread is in reply to a blog post by wren entitled "Patterns and texture part 1".
Name: Linda
SE Houston, Tx. (Hobby) (Zone 9a)
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Gymgirl
Aug 25, 2011 1:42 PM CST
Wren,
The leaves are awesome! I especially love #1 & #2, evergreens?, and #5, #6 and #7!

The texture on #5 makes it look like a fuzzy swan or bird, and #6 next to it takes on a Bamboo quality.

Wonderful detail you captured! Just GREAT!

I'm trying to landscape my property for the first time, and your pictures are helping me understand about textural interest. Sometimes, the texture of the shrubs and foliage is more captivating than the color.

Thanks, again!

Linda Lovey dubby
Name: Sandy Coffman
Jacksonville, Florida
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wren
Aug 26, 2011 4:52 AM CST
Thank you.
I wish you could get to this garden they have so many different kinds of plants. Most are planted and then allowed to do their "thing" . A great place to see what a plant looks like in a garden. I wish I had gotten some of the planting combinations(?) but I kept getting distracted my the leaves. Big Grin
Name: Linda
SE Houston, Tx. (Hobby) (Zone 9a)
"Godspeed, & Good Harvest!"
Region: Texas Vegetable Grower Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Canning and food preservation Gardens in Buckets
Tip Photographer Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ferns
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Gymgirl
Aug 26, 2011 9:54 AM CST
Ok, next time, zoom OUT, so we can see those combinations! I am not the one for decorating or designing, so, I need all the help I can get!

Hugs!
Name: Sandy Coffman
Jacksonville, Florida
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wren
Aug 26, 2011 11:20 AM CST
Will do next time I go down there, but I keep getting distracted. But I do have a few that came out fair. I need to do some thing about the fogging up problem I had.

As you can see from these they put everything close.

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Note to self make sure you have changed the lighting setting from indoor back to out door- but it does make a interesting picture.
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Name: Linda
SE Houston, Tx. (Hobby) (Zone 9a)
"Godspeed, & Good Harvest!"
Region: Texas Vegetable Grower Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Canning and food preservation Gardens in Buckets
Tip Photographer Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ferns
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Gymgirl
Aug 26, 2011 11:30 AM CST
Wren,
There's a particular style of landscaping that has always appealed to me. It is captured in your pictures #1-3!

I've been trying to figure out what it's called for years now. It has to do with what I refer to as "fern gullies". I love, love, love ferns, and I think the dark green, leathery, wispy foliage, and the black shadows. Just something about that look has always caught my attention.

My perfect garden would have ferns, cobblestone/brick walkways, and dark green and deep purple shrubs. After a rainstorm, the raindrops would cling to all the ferns!

Think, New Orleans courtyards...maybe that's it. That's where I'm from...

Hurray!
Name: Sandy Coffman
Jacksonville, Florida
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Florida Dog Lover
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wren
Aug 26, 2011 2:14 PM CST
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You would love this place it has a lot of that. If you ever get to Florida you would have to go, just do not go in the late summer, way to hot.

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