cornwall in colours: green

People often undervalue the effect that green foliage has in a garden. During the winter months having a few evergreen trees or shrubs can be so rewarding so perhaps try and make room for a few. There are thousands of shades of green ranging from the vivid limes of Euphorbia (Spurge)Β  to the olive-grey of Bamboo stems.

Greens seen in the Trebah Garden in February.


  1. restlessjo says:

    You combine your galleries so beautifully, Jude πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      Ah, thank you kind lady. All going swimmingly in the new home? We have a couple more nice days ahead of us apparently and then slide back to normal spring weather i.e. rain!

      1. restlessjo says:

        I was amazed by the blaze of crocus in bright sunshine on the news tonight. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Looking relatively smart. Still no garden action. 😦 Would you believe, he’s still working on a couple of UK designs?

        1. Heyjude says:

          Some men find retirement hard to take! And yes the crocuses have been fantastic this year.

        2. restlessjo says:

          I don’t think you’d say that if you saw him lying on the beach this afternoon πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

        3. Heyjude says:

          A beach babe heh! I suppose he has earned a rest. I cannot remember the last time I actually lay on a beach.

  2. Lignum Draco says:

    A good point. Green does have a soothing effect.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Makes you feel good. Which is why a walk in a park/garden/woodland helps relax and de-stress yourself.

  3. Beautiful and luscious shades of green, Jude. πŸ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      Nice and restful Sylvia.

  4. Jane Lurie says:

    Oh, yes. So many wonderful shades of green. Lovely, Jude. I love those blooms in the bottom left corner.

    1. Heyjude says:

      They are Helleborus argutifolius, the holly-leaved hellebore, or Corsican hellebore. Lovely plants.

  5. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I agree, in our climate there may be dull months, but green is a constant beauty.

Comments are closed.