Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Wednesday Vignette - best laid plans

As I mentioned on Monday I just returned from a week away. A week away from my garden. In spring. A week that included the longest dry and sunny stretch Portland had seen since November. I wasn't supposed to be gone that week, but being sick caused things to shuffle a bit and that's how it ended up. Best laid plans go awry. Naturally I walked the garden studying ever detail before I left, that's when I spotted the new growth and flower buds on the variegated Daphniphyllum...

Wednesday Vignettes are hosted by Anna at Flutter & Hum.

UPDATE...by popular request I've added a photo of what the plant looks like today. The bright sunshine plays with the color but here you have it...

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23 comments:

  1. So pretty! That looks exactly like the type of thing that a deer would chomp off. :(

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    1. Thankfully there are no deer here...

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  2. Very exciting and purty too! Thought of you recently when I was at Heronswood and saw their huge specimen of variegated Daphniphyllum. Hope your week away was good and that your garden survived without you.

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    1. That's the second one of these I'd ever seen. The first was at John Kuzma's garden.

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  3. So, now that you're home - what does it look like now?

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    1. I still can't believe I have it!

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  5. I second Anna's ? That was then, what is now?

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    1. See above...(I try to please)

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    2. They look all dressed up for a Hawaiian war dance.

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  6. That is one amazing plant! In the second photo, it looks so anthropomorphically fashionable, ready for the runway.

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  7. Such a beautiful plant! It really seems to be thriving for you.

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    1. And I hope it continues. I will be extremely bummed if anything happens to it.

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  8. Lovely, and I'm happy you're home and feeling better. Also, thankful that you bowed to peer pressure and shared a "today" vignette. ;-)

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    1. Thanks Beth...and today was an amazingly beautiful day...life is good!

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  9. I've said it before, but I will say it again: You have the coolest plants!

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  10. Is it just me or does the wide shot evoke hula dancers??...loving this plant, any ideas on how it does in heat?

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  11. Of all the plants that you grow, this is the one that I envy the most! It's gorgeous. Thanks for sharing the update shot.

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