I was walking around the garden and noticed a heart, and then another one, and another.... This really should be a Valentine's Day post, I guess. But there isn't much foliage around here on Valentine's Day. So let's take a look.
Caladium is probably the most dramatic example. Stunning, huge heart-shaped leaves greet me from the planter on the front porch.
Pretty Wood Violet lines the shaded walkway.
Hostas of all sizes and colors dot the landscape in the front, back, and side gardens.
Ligularia offers a spiky-edged heart (sounds like a good title for a novel or a ballad).
Cucumber: Who would have thought its foliage was heart-shaped? (Or is that a Hollyhock? See Rose's comment below.)
Hyacinth Bean...well, it's sort of heart-shaped.
Dwarf Lilac appears heart-shaped from this angle.
And one of my favorites of all—Redbud provides a canopy of sun-filtering hearts on hot summer days.
Who'd have thought there were so many hearts in the garden. And this is just a small sample!
My next post will be a wrap-up of the "Lessons Learned" meme—at the solstice on Wed., June 20. Join in if you can! It's always fun to share garden lessons from around the globe. Leave a comment about lessons you learned in the past season, or click here or on the "Lessons Learned" tab at the top of the page. Happy Summer!