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  • 50 Shades of Green

    Green - grassy, leafy, mossy, lush, verdant, and fresh are all synonyms of green. For as many different words as there are for green there are different shades of green: Apple green, spring green, lime green, emerald, hunter green, blue-green, teal, sea green, pine green, Christmas green, yellow-green, pistachio, olive, and the list goes on and on.

    We looked around on a recent rainy winter day in our nurseries and took in all the green winter beauty that surrounded us. So many shades of green..

     

    Light Green

                     1. Ardisia          2. Autumn fern        3. Creeping fig       4. Arborvitae             5. Lettuce

     

                   6. Parsley             7. Fatsia                   8. Ice Plant           9.  Mugo Pine         10.  Chives
    Yellow Green

    11. Cedar       12. Creeping Jenny      13. Acorus          14.  Sedum             15. Cypress

    Blue Green

    16. Cypress         17. Helleborus         18. Cedar            19.  Agave               20. Sedum

     

      21. Pine               22. Heuchera            23. Mahonia          24. Dianthus           25. Cabbage

    Reddish-Green

    26. Nandina        27. Sempervivum     28. Bergenia        29. Sedum              30.  Euphorbia

    Variegated Greens

     31. Carex              32. Jasmine      33. Osmanthus         34. Abelia               35. Boxwood

      36.  Leucothoe     37. Yucca           38. Pittosporum         39.  Euonymous          40. Holly

    Dark Green

                 41. Aspidistra           42. Cyptomeria           43. Vinca             44. Cephalotaxus         45. Acanthus

                      46. Ivy                47. Yew                     48. Holly             49. Sarcaccoca            50.Strawberry

    Complete list of plants shown above: 1. Ardisia japonica; Japanese Ardisia  2. Dryopteris erythosora; Autumn fern  3. Ficus pumila; Creeping fig  4. Thuja 'Green Giant'; 'Green Giant' Arborvitae  5. Lactuca sativa; Lettuce  6. Petroselinum crispum; Curly Parsley; 7. Fatsia japonica; Japanese Fatsia 8. Delosperma cooperi; Ice Plant 9. Pinus mugo; Mugo Pine 10. Allium tuberosum; Garlic Chives 11. Cedrus deodara'MonKinn'; Feelin' Sunny Deodar Cedar  12. Lysimachia nummularia aurea; Creeping Jenny 13. Acorus gramineus 'Ogon'; Golden Sweet Flag  14. Sedum rupestre 'Lemon Ball'; 'Lemon Ball' Sedum  15. Chamaecyparis pisifera filifera 'Golden Charm'; Golden Charm Thread-branch Cypress  16. Cupressus arizonica var. glabra; Arozona Cypress  17. Helleborus x Sternii 'Blackthorn Group'; Blackthorn Group Lenten Rose  18. Cedrus atlantica f. glauca; Blue Atlas Cedar  19. Agave hyb. 'Blue Glow'; Blue Glow Agave  20. Sedum dasphyllum; Blue Tears Sedum, Corsican Blue Sedum  21. Pinus flexilis; 'Vanderwolf's Pyramid' Pine  22. Heuchera x 'Silver Scrolls'; 'Silver Scrolls' Coral Bells  23. Mahonia x media 'Winter Sun'; 'Winter Sun' Mahonia  24. Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Bath's Pink''; Cheddar Pink Dianthus  25. Brassica oleracea; Flowering Cabbage  26. Nandina domestica 'Blush Pink'; 'Blush Pink' Nandina  27. Sempervivum 'Black'; 'Black' Hens & Chicks  28. Bergenia cordifolia; Pigsqueak  29. Sedum tectractinum; Chinese Sedum  30. Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Efanthia'; 'Efanthia' Euphorbia  31. Carex morrowii 'Aureo-variegata'; 'Variegated Carex  32. Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Ogon Nishiki'; Japanese Star Jasmine 33. Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Goshiki'; Goshiki False Holly  34. Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope'; Kaleidoscope Abelia  35. Buxus sempervirens 'Aureo Variegata'; Variegated Boxwood  36. Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Rainbow'; Rainbow Drooping fetterbush  37. Yucca filamentosa 'Golden Sword'; Adam's Needle Bear grass  38. Pittosporum tobira 'Variegata'; Variegated Mock orange  39. Euonymus 'Sunny Delight'; 'Sunny Delight' Box leaf Euonymus  40. Ilex aquifolium 'Argenteo Marginata'; Variegated English Holly  41. Aspidistra elatior; Cast Iron Plant  42. Cryptomeria japonica 'Black Dragon'; Black Dragon Cryptomeria  43. Vinca minor; Groundover vinca  44. Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Prostrata'; Spreading Japanese Plum Yew  45. Acanthus mollis; Bear's Breeches  46. Hedera helix; English Ivy  47. Tsuga canadensis 'Abbott's Pygmy'; 'Abbott's Pygmy' Dwarf Canadian Hemlock  48. Ilex cornuta 'Needlepoint'; Needlepoint Holly  49. Sarcaccoca confusa; Sweetbox  50. Fragaria; Strawberry


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