Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Wednesday Lagniappe: Green Flowers?
I borrowed an electronic copy of this book from a public library, just for fun. I was interested to see if the book could convince me that green flowers were worthwhile in the ornamental garden (this former Jersey girl likes her bright colors). I realized, after reading it, that I do have some plants with green flowers already, that I enjoy: a hellebore (Christmas rose) and two euphorbias (spurges). I guess I was biased against green flowers because so much else in the garden is green already, but green flowers can be unexpected, a surprise as you meander down your garden paths. This book, with its lovely photographs of green flowers, convinced me that they have a place in my garden.