Saturday, 16 March 2013

Shadow Shot Time

This is one of my most favorite "plants" in my garden .. it is Golden Spirit smoke bush which I am training as a small tree. It is in it's green stage for the picture (taken in the summer) but it blends into an amazing gold and stunning pinks to oranges for Autumn.
I have to move it this Spring and I hope to heaven it takes the re-positioning well , I love it to bits !
The shadows are subtle yet very evident .. the ribbing on the leaves reflect that effect as well.
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20 comments:

robin. said...

soft, subtle shadows. perfect shot for today joy!! we were blessed with fresh snow last night. just more water to soak into the ground for those spring flower. have a wonderful weekend!!!

Dianne said...

the green is so lush
wonderful!

Heather said...

What a beautiful shade of green to see at this time of year.... it looks so vibrant and healthy! Thanks for your email Joy, you sounded so upbeat, especially about the ravens, LOL! I'll write soon! Cheers~

Sylvia K said...

Subtle and beautiful shadow shot and what a gorgeous plant! I love it!! Hope it makes the replanting successfully!! Enjoy your weekend!

Kathe W. said...

this is a lovely shadow shot- I had a smoke tree in my Oregon garden- but it was a Red Smoke Tree.
Have a great weekend!

Ralph said...

This Spirit will thrive wherever it will be placed - I like to think that it responds to your love and good wishes and will respond very well. It lives a life that responds to goo care...and is beautiful too!

Nadezda said...

Joy, I love the shape of this bush's leaves, round and very green.
Great shadow shot!

Patti said...

Beautiful plant and I love the green, just in time for St. Patrick's Day tomorrow.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

You always have the best shadows there, you must get more sun then us.

I love the fresh green colors of the smoke bush...maybe I should put it on my list.

Jen

Country Gal said...

Pretty ! I do hope it replants well for you ! Have a good day !

Gemma Wiseman said...

Beautiful macro of these pretty shaped leaves! It sounds as if this tree has a stunning array of foliage profiles!

LV said...

Not familiar with that plant. Probably because it would not grow in Texas. You did a super job on capturing it in all the shadows.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Oh yes, good luck in replanting it!! This image is beautiful...the sunlight shows a stunning 'tree'

Jackie/Jake said...

Gorgeous photo from a fellow Canadian!

Marguerite said...

You've mentioned this shrub before but I don't think I've ever seen a close up of it. I love the very rounded leaves and the idea of the changing colours. I'll have to look for photos of this throughout the season to see the variation.

Chubby Chieque said...

Hi Mrs CGJ...

I am your avid reader who love to know the names of the plants, flowers, birds and everything around your garden.

I have plants etc etc but I don't know the names §:-)

TY for sharing to educate me and to have a lil knowledge of greenies at the backyard.

Happy SSS...
/CC girl

Leslie's Garden said...

Hey Joy. Nice shadow shot, love that plant. Joy, I am so disappointed. You know how I have loved your garden and studied it intensely. I bought my first heuchera last summer because of all the lovely color you get from them in your garden. I just went out and it looks like mine died. It had leaves on it last month, but now it's just a stub. We had a bit of warm weather, then it dropped to the 20's a couple of nights. perhaps they don't take the warming and then back to cold? I could have cried! I think the one I had was Caramel. Oh well, guess that's the breaks. I just don't know if I should try another one. What do you think? Have you ever had one die like that? I know our climate is so very different. I'm sure yours disappear completely, but here in Georgia sometimes some plants keep a leaf or two. I'm leaving it for now just in case it puts out new leaves, but I really think it's dead. The stems are all soft. I guess I will just have to gaze at your beautiful garden more (not too bad of a price to pay:)).

Chubskulit Rose said...

I looks very refreshing to the eyes.

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CanadianGardenJoy said...

Thank you all for dropping by !
I was able to get to all of your blogs to say hi as well .. and on time ? LOL
Thanks again !

GRACE PETERSON said...

One of my favorite plants too, even though I don't own one. I love the shape of the leaves as well as the color. I'll keep my fingers crossed that it takes repositioning without any backtalk!