Wednesday Vignettes: Summer Love

C. 'White Christmas'

Caladium ‘White Christmas’


“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth

find reserves of strength

that will endure as long as life lasts.”


Rachel Carson


Caladium 'White Queen'

Caladium ‘White Queen’


“Mere color, unspoiled by meaning,

and unallied with definite form,

can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways. ”


Oscar Wilde


Caladium 'Desert Sunset' develped by Dr. Robert Hartman of Classic Caladiums LLC.

Caladium ‘Desert Sunset’ hybridized by Dr. Robert Hartman of Classic Caladiums LLC.


“Live in each season as it passes;

breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit,

and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”


Henry David Thoreau


Caladium 'Moonlight' is an older white variety which prefers full shade.

Caladium ‘Florida Moonlight’


“Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing?

Can one really explain this? no.

Just as one can never learn how to paint.”


Pablo Picasso


Caladium 'Miss Muffet'

Caladium ‘Miss Muffet’


The scientist does not study nature

because it is useful to do so.

He studies it because he takes pleasure in it,

and he takes pleasure in it because it is beautiful.

If nature were not beautiful

it would not be worth knowing,

and life would not be worth living.


Henri Poincaré


June 27, 2014 garden at dusk 041



“Nature does nothing uselessly.”




Sometimes it works to have several of the same plant growing together in a pot. Here, several cultivars of Caladium share the space.

Assorted Caladiums.  On the right, C. ‘Lance Whorton’  blooms.



“Let me, O let me bathe my soul in colours;

let me swallow the sunset and drink the rainbow.”


Kahlil Gibran


Caladium 'Lance Whorton'

Caladium ‘Lance Whorton’


“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”


Ralph Waldo Emerson


Caladium 'Florida Sweetheart'

Caladium ‘Florida Sweetheart’


“My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece”


Claude Monet


Caladium 'Sweet Carolina'

Caladium ‘Sweet Carolina’


Photos by Woodland Gnome 2014-2016


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