One Word Photo Challenge: Chartreuse

Gloriosa Lilies

Gloriosa Lilies

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Whether golden tinged green,

Or green faded towards yellow;

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Chartreuse glows like chlorophyll infused sunlight.

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Dill in bloom

Dill in bloom

 

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Named for a French mountain monastery where monks make herbal infused liqueur;

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Perennial Begonia, planted last autumn as cuttings, fills this bowl.

Perennial Begonia, planted last autumn as cuttings, fills this bowl with Creeping Jenny.

 

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even this botanical liqueur comes in a greener variety (more potent)

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Autumn "Brilliance" Fern

Autumn “Brilliance” Fern

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and a milder, sweeter yellow golden variety.

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Coleus

Coleus

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“Chartreuse” is the given name of a family of colors, more than any one particular shade.

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Coleus

Coleus

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Sometimes fashionable, sometimes not;

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An acquired taste, perhaps,

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Rose scented Pelargonium with Colocasia

Rose scented Pelargonium with Colocasia

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Which can light up the garden, on even grey and cloudy days,

 

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Chartreuse.

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Geranium

Geranium

 

Photos by Woodland Gnome 2014

With appreciation to Jennifer Nichole Wells

And her One Word Photo Challenge:   Chartreuse

About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

11 responses to “One Word Photo Challenge: Chartreuse

  1. How did I manage to miss you again??? In any case, your pictures and words are beautiful as always 🙂

  2. Pingback: One Word Photo Challenge: Emerald | Jennifer Nichole Wells

  3. ‘Chartreuse glows like chlorophyll infused sunlight.’ I love that! It is one of my favorite colors. It is the color of newborn leaves and when lady’s mantle blooms that color lights up the garden!

  4. I love the creeping jenny, coleus and ferns! I was at my local nursery today and they had some beautiful potted plant in medium to large containers, they were beautiful, made me think of you!!! 🙂

    Have is your mother and grand baby doing?

    • So kind, Michael, thank you 😉 Did you pick up one? Grand baby is doing great, thank you. Growing fast, and learning to talk and play. Hope all is well with you and yours, Best wishes, WG

      • Good morning, I actually did not buy one but bought other plants, spend too much money! They grow too fast and in the mean time we are getting older!

        • Bite your tongue! How exactly does one spend too much on plants??? (I know, I know, there must be funding left for groceries and gas…) And, my personal belief is that tending a garden helps maintain youth far longer than others (non- gardeners) might hope to experience 😉 Got up and immediately spotted hummers on the Fuschia baskets this AM! A nice morning here, and i’m suiting up to head out….

    • I know I know but then again…I agree with you attending the garden!! 🙂 We have a lot of hummers too, always glad to see them. Nice day here too before the rain starts tomorrow and all weekend! Have a great day 🙂

      • Thanks- just in from a much needed weeding/trimming session. OH, my time away this summer leaves the garden sadly neglected, grasses growing through beds, etc. The ground is moist and soft enough that it all pulled gently, and I accumulated lots of satisfying piles of things to compost. At least the lizzies recognize me and don’t run. Lots of activity out there today, and maybe a few good photos 😉 Hope your scoop handles are coming along well. So exciting to see them finished! Best wishes, WG

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