Tuesday, September 19, 2006


Plant material is fascinating to me. We buy plants for colour, form, fragrance, size, ease of care and a variety of other reasons to place in our gardens. But if we stop for a moment and look really close and study these beautiful growing things, we often are shown a different perspective. They draw us in and reveal a new side, a new way of seeing them. Cells of flowers in the sun sparkle like jewels. Leaf variegation can look like painted fabric. Foliage texture can become eroded mountains and hills. It's like those drawing that you can see two totally different items depending on how you view it. I'm always amazed at how the smallest leaf or the tinniest flower can be so incredible and share with us something new.

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