Colour Me Green – The Hues in my Garden

Green – such a common colour in my part of the world right now. I am surrounded by it. Even if I didn’t have a Green Thumb, my yard would still be a poster child for the Green Movement. Some of my neighbours who are Greenhorns when it comes to gardening, are Green with Envy when they see my yard. They think I must have a lot of Greenbacks to be able to afford so many plants! But I just tell them that every time I move on to Greener Pastures, I take some old plants with me, and sometimes my friends Give me the Green Light to harvest plants from their gardens.

Totally unrelated, yesterday I wasn’t feeling very well.  I was a little Green Around the Gills.  I can see why Kermit the Frog says It’s not easy being green. I’m taking a break from flower pictures to take Green Pictures. I’ve added some Green quotes, which may or may not relate to the photos in all cases…

Don’t be envious if the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. It’s also harder to cut.
– Bits & Pieces, Feb 1994 –


At my age, I don’t even buy green bananas.
– George Burns –


Make thy ball lie in green pastures, not in still waters. Arnie-3: par 72
– Author Unknown –


If your knees aren’t green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life.
– Bill Watterson –


Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.
– Doug Larson


A three year old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm.
Bill Vaughn –


This planet has — or rather had — a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it wasn’t the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.
– Douglas Adams –

14 thoughts on “Colour Me Green – The Hues in my Garden

    1. The ferns in the photo are in my garden. I’ve never tried to cook them and eat them, though, because I’ve read there are only three types of fiddleheads that can be eaten: those from the cinnamon fern, the bracken fern and the lady fern. I don’t know what kind of fern I have.


  1. Yes, those ferns are exquisite. Miraculously, I can grow them in the shady part of my garden here in Idaho. They make me feel cooler on a hot day. I sure do love your photography, Margie.


  2. Beautiful photos, Margie. The ‘green’ quotes remind me of how my husband and I had this whimsical idea years ago that it’s not the wind that moves the trees but the trees that create the wind. Since then I have this daydream that there is no wind, just sentient trees! 🙂


    1. Thanks Val. Your tree theory isn’t all that whimsical, is it really? The placement of trees redirects the wind, so even if the trees don’t create the wind, they certainly change the direction of it for a while!


  3. What better time to celebrate “green” than summer, where in my neck of the woods everything is tropical (but shouldn’t be)? Your photos always blow me away and your creative writing only enhance their beauty. You are one imaginative woman!


    1. Thanks Lorna – If you’ve read any of my winter or early spring posts, you’ll know that ‘green’ arrived pretty late here this year!


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