Fiddle arrival…

Spring marks many beginnings and renewals. Emergent shoots of shade loving Ferns have acquired the apt nickname of “Fiddle Heads” as seen in this image taken earlier this year. Nature continues to amaze and spark our imaginations. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Cool patterns…

The crossing patterns of lines caught my attention. I can’t help but feel pleasantly cool when looking at this image. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

When naturalized it becomes invasive…

Is this what some mean when they become worried about letting immigrants into our country? They do tend to forget how this country was founded. And that perhaps they became the invasive subjects when they naturalized and literally choked out the native American Indians. Or perhaps, because they know this, they fear it may happen again and they’ll become the minority. Ok, enough politics tonight…

Anyway, the Oyster Plant (Tradescantia spathacea), is a popular Florida garden plant which has become naturalized and “gone wild”.

This bit of color in the shady part of the garden was at the Bonnet House in Ft. Lauderdale.

Close-up image of the Oyster Plant bringing color to the shady part of this garden. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Overall image of Oyster Plant in it’s setting in the interior courtyard at the Bonnet House. CLICK the image above for more information on the Oyster Plant. Coyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Shadow patterns…

Details in the shadows. A color image appears to be in “black and white”. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

The full scene of the above closer composed image. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Tranquil attention-getters…

Feathery plumes of tiny flowers bring prominent attention to this shade-loving, summer bloom. In the fall, it is often Goldenrods in their golden show or many perennials’ seed heads that create such a fuzzy manifestation. These bunches are the low blossoming Astilbe perennial used as border plants in one of my beds surrounded by Pachysandra ground cover. It is one of my least aggressive plants, so I regularly defend it’s territory, thinning out invading, more prolific, species. This year’s blooms are more outstanding in part due to our very wet spring and early summer.

Ants on blooming Astilbe plumes. Copyright 2015 Pamela Breitberg

Ants on blooming Astilbe plumes. Copyright 2015 Pamela Breitberg

Blooming Astilbe among Pachysandra ground cover. Copyright 2015 Pamela Breitberg

Blooming Astilbe among Pachysandra ground cover. Copyright 2015 Pamela Breitberg

garden whites…

Ever faithful Service Bush. Copyright 2015, Pamela Breitberg

Ever faithful Service Bush. Copyright 2015, Pamela Breitberg

Strawberries-to-be. Copyright 2015 Pamela Breitberg.

Strawberries-to-be. Copyright 2015 Pamela Breitberg.

Still ripening Snowball bush. Copyright 2015, Pamela Breitberg

Still ripening Snowball bush. Copyright 2015, Pamela Breitberg

Bleeding Heart in white. Copyright 2015 Pamela Breitberg

Bleeding Heart in white. Copyright 2015 Pamela Breitberg

Lily of the Valley, copyright 2015 Pamela Breitberg

Lily of the Valley, copyright 2015 Pamela Breitberg