You know how you walk through your garden time after time...looking to see what's doing well...what's new...or what's blooming, and then one day something different catches your eye and you lean in for a closer look. The next thing you know you're noticing this "something different" all over the garden.
Well, that happened to me the other day when I caught sight of this crimson-colored stem on the abelia. The chartreuse leaves next to the deep red crimson stem highlighted by the sun caught my eye...it was a striking combination.
The next thing I knew, the stems on other plants were jumping out at me wherever I walked...like the fuzzy water-filled stems of this begonia. I just had to reach out and touch it.
And, then there was the burgundy stems on the Japanese painted fern.
Everywhere I turned...more pretty stems!
In this case...a jungle of black elephant ear stems swaying in the breeze.
And, this very unusual spotted stem on and even more unusual plant...the amorphophallus that my neighbor Nancy gave me.
Does this every happen to you?
Something unusual that you rarely notice catches your eye...and then you can't help but notice it all around your garden.