One Word Photo Challenge – Seafoam

One Word Photo Challenge – Seafoam

One Word Photo Challenge

One Word Photo Challenge

One Word Photo Challenge - Seafoam

One Word Photo Challenge – Seafoam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Okay, now for real, this one was a challenge for me. So I went way back in time and snatched up some pictures of plants I had in my garden (some remain after I had to have a tree removed, but I guess we’ll really see come springtime). I like to think the Silver Mound, which is a soft, silky, and fluffy Artemisia I’ve been in love with for some time now, fits the challenge well enough, at least depending on the lighting. Silver Mounds orΒ Artemisia schmidtiana,Β a.k.a. Wormwood, are deer, drought, and pest resistant. They grow in a mounding style which is just what it sounds like. They make great foliage plants with their silvery blue-green color.

Here's a young Allium a week or two after it first emerged, spreading its leaves upward like reaching fingers.

Here’s a young Allium a week or two after it first emerged, spreading its leaves upward like reaching fingers.

One of half a dozen Silver Mound plants coming back to life after winter.

One of half a dozen Silver Mound plants coming back to life after winter.

A small silvermound plant growing up to sprawl and "mound" about.

A small silvermound plant growing up to sprawl and “mound” about.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first plant is Allium giganteum, a member of the Onion family with fabulous flowers. These plants grow over 24 inches with fist size Β purple flowers on top. In the future I’ll share more about both of these plants including pictures of the Allium. For now here’s my photo challenge entries!

8 Comments

  1. Midwestern Plant Girl

    The Artemisia is a great seafoam representative!
    I love both of these. The Artemisia is always a great texture plant for the garden. Allium is a great one with its impressive purple ball. Both look great together.
    I soo can’t wait for spring!

    Reply
    1. eLPy13 (Post author)

      You and me both!! I thought you’d appreciate this. I was going to write a bit more about them but was in a hurry and figured I could just come back.

      Silver Mound can get quite large can’t they! I find myself bending down to ‘pet’ them all the time

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

  3. Jennifer Nichole Wells

    These are great. It will be so interesting to see which spring back up come sprint. The silvermound almost looks frosty- I suppose that the name suites it, but I really love the effect. I never would have guessed the Allium was part of the onion family! Thank you so much for sharing your seafoam.

    Reply
    1. eLPy13 (Post author)

      Thank you very much for the compliment and visit. This was not an easy color for me, good job. πŸ˜‰

      Silver mound definitely is ‘frosty’ and silvery. I love what these plants add to the landscape. The truth is I dug up some of the Silver Mound because of the tree removal – they had to drag large branches out so there were casualties. I didn’t get them re-planted as I should but I hope they come back in the pots I left them in. The Alliums, well that’ll be interesting. πŸ˜‰

      Thanks again.

      Reply
      1. Jennifer Nichole Wells

        No problem πŸ™‚ I’m looking forward to hearing how they turn out.

        Reply
  4. Laurence

    More beautiful pics and they are beautiful subjects!
    I’m impressed you know them all by name, they must be friends.
    I bet they’re anxious to see you soon!

    Reply
    1. eLPy13 (Post author)

      I’m a nerd what can I say! πŸ˜‰ I just wrote out this whole reply about Orchids then I remembered this post wasn’t about Orchids. Good lord… πŸ˜‰ … Thanks!!!

      Reply

Thanks for reading! Join the convo.

This is a demo store for testing purposes β€” no orders shall be fulfilled. Dismiss