It's All About Leaves: Many thanks

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It's All About Leaves

By wildflowers
March 6, 2012

Leaves so often take a back seat to the more showy and colorful flowering blooms and fruits. While we wait for spring to arrive, let's take a look at leaves as the star attraction.

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Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
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Mar 11, 2012 11:17 AM CST
Thanks for the great refresher course on leaves, Christine. I loved the reference to celery. I'd never considered the fact that we're actually eating the petiole! In the last few years, I've been putting more emphasis on leaves in the garden as opposed to flowers. There are many plants with very colorful ones. The great thing is that you've got instant color, and it lasts all season long.
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Name: Christine
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Mar 12, 2012 7:26 AM CST
Thank you, Larry!! A garden full of colorful leaves sounds very inviting, indeed. I hope your garden grows well for you.
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

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