Wordless Wednesday – Garden Bloggers Foliage Day: Leaf Shape


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33 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – Garden Bloggers Foliage Day: Leaf Shape

  1. Beautywhizz says:

    Love your selection.

  2. AnnetteM says:

    What a good idea for a collage. You should run a quiz to see who can get them all! Are the feathery ones Cosmos or Fennel or something else? What about the middle of the second row?

    • Cathy says:

      Thanks Annette – feathery ones are ammi visnaga on 4th row, cosmos on bottom. I wouldn’t be sure of them either in isolation like this, nor the middle of second row which is a veronica, definitely one I wouldn’t recognise without the flower, even in my garden. But it’s amazing how many we would recognise, even as a tiny seedling, isn’t it?

      • AnnetteM says:

        Ah thanks. At least I got Cosmos and yes many of them were very recognisable. I guess when you look at them most days you get to know them pretty well. This really did highlight the variety there are though. I am trying to id wildflowers at the moment that I snapped while on holiday. Thankfully I am beginning to learn to photograph the leaves too now in order to id the plant.

  3. What a wonderful collage of photographs! It really shows off the beauty and variety of foliage possibilities in the garden.

  4. Wow! That’s a puzzler! I can hazard a guess at about 22 as long as you don’t need complete binomial ID – 3 have me stumped, although I’m sure one of those look familiar. It really does show the variety and beauty of foliage alone.

    • Cathy says:

      I think I would be the same, fairly confident of about 22 of them – it makes you realise just how distinctive some of them are, or perhaps how well we know our plants

  5. Noelle says:

    Its most often foliage which gets to me with plants….what a variety, and green is my favourite colour. So I am bound to like each and every of your selection, even though I may not be quite sure on the names of all of them.

    • Cathy says:

      I was trying just to look at the shape and it surprised me just how much variation there was – I needn’t have stopped at 25!

  6. MCH says:

    Wonderful presentation of the infinite variety of foliage. Simply amazing and we who garden know them by sight as we recognize people we have known. Love it.

  7. Christina says:

    Nice way to show some lovely foliage,Cathy. The quality of the images is excellent. Looks like it was lovely light when you took them. Thanks for being creative with the post, sometimes a picture can say more than words.

    • Cathy says:

      Thanks Christina – we had the occasional (very light) shower during the day which made it very pleasant. You can see raindrops on the epimedium and I tried to avoid reflection on other wet leaves

  8. Laurin Lindsey says:

    This is so cool….love leaves!

  9. Sam says:

    Great idea. Lovely leaves!

  10. rusty duck says:

    Spot the odd man (dragon) out..

    • Cathy says:

      😉 !! I knew any variegated leaf would stand out, but there really was nothing the same shape as the Dragon…

  11. rickii says:

    What a fun approach to foliage day.

  12. homeslip says:

    Love your leaves, and the little white grid around each photo. I would print this.

    • Cathy says:

      Thanks – the grid just comes with collage, done through PicMonkey which is great for this square format and for pairs/trios, etc.

  13. Pauline says:

    Lovely collage, showing how different all foliage is. Even though green, except for one, there is so much different shape and texture there.

  14. Chloris says:

    What a great idea for showing the amazing variety of shapes and textures of leaves. By the way, my ‘ Dragon’ is coming along beautifully, thank you very much.

  15. What a great idea, foliage is so often overlooked, and yet, as you say the variety of leaf shapes, texture and colour is amazing.

  16. What a beautiful collage! The differences in the foliage is so stunning. Great post!

  17. Anna says:

    A great collage Cathy. I was tempted to say almost 40 shades of green but then I noticed some burgundy had crept in too.

    • Cathy says:

      Now that would be a good title , Anna – keep it up your sleeve for a post of your own before I use it myself!

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