Green Thumb Sunday: As preppy as leaves get


Preppie Leaf

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11 Responses to “Green Thumb Sunday: As preppy as leaves get”

  1. 1 deb January 21, 2007 at 12:36 pm

    Interesting markings on this plant! Nice shot…is it an indoor or outdoor plant?

    Mine’s up, too. Have a great Sunday!

  2. 2 inadvertentgardener January 21, 2007 at 1:46 pm

    Hi Deb — it was in the U.S. Botanic Garden’s indoor jungle, so I suspect it’s ordinarily an outdoor plant. Again, I did a terrible job actually recording the names of the plants I was shooting, so I have no idea what it is, but I loved the markings and the color.

  3. 3 Tricia January 21, 2007 at 5:44 pm

    That’s a beautiful leaf! Fantastic photo as well. It’s too bad that you aren’t sure what it was. Either way it’s very nice,and yeah Iguess it is a preppy plant. LOL

  4. 4 Carol January 21, 2007 at 8:41 pm

    Yes, I remember preppy! ‘Twas quite the fashion when I was in college (if that doesn’t date me too much.)

  5. 5 inadvertentgardener January 21, 2007 at 10:37 pm

    Tricia, thanks — I liked it, too. Very unusual.

    Carol, I used to pore over the Preppy Handbook. I even had a couple of Izod shirts and headbands!

  6. 6 roy January 22, 2007 at 5:49 am

    That is one of the nicest varigated leaves I’ve seen , nice shot

  7. 8 gottagarden January 26, 2007 at 7:45 am

    Enjoy your blog very much! Followed your link over to Green Thumb Sunday…thanks!

    You probably know this, but just in case, if you immediately take a picture of the label after a picture of the plant…it helps so much later…if, of course, the plant is labeled, lol…I started doing this a couple years ago and it has saved me many a time. (We won’t talk about the blurry label pictures because my viewfinder, or whatever it’s called, is so small I can’t tell!)

    I love the US Botanical Gardens! The garden group I volunteer with took a tour last Aug of Bartholdi Park with the director! One day I will get the pictures together and put them in an album…one day! I’ve signed up for two classes in February…quite a haul for me (traffic)…I’ll cross my fingers I get there on time…lol!

  8. 9 inadvertentgardener January 28, 2007 at 9:28 am

    Gottagarden, you’re absolutely right — it wasn’t until I was about two-thirds of the way through my quick jaunt through the U.S. Botanic Gardens that it occurred to me that I ought to be photographing the plant labels, too. Of course, there was also the other piece of it — in a number of spots, there would be several plants…and several plant labels…together, and I would have no idea which was associated with which! But that’s OK. Next time…I’ll do better with the labeling.

    Enjoy those classes!

  9. 10 Cheryl January 28, 2007 at 2:35 pm

    I can’t even count the number of pictures of my own plants I’ve taken. I don’t know how to use fancy cameras, these are just Wal Mart disposables. One project that was a soul-stirring adventure was standing in exactly the same spot for each seasonal photo of my favorite huge, old maple tree in my rural upstate NY yard.

  10. 11 inadvertentgardener January 28, 2007 at 4:23 pm

    Cheryl, that does sound like a terrific photographic adventure — how cool! I love being able to look back at photos like that and really see how plants have evolved over time.

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