The theme of this month's Picture This Photo Contest from Gardening Gone Wild is Green World. Green of course is easy to find in the garden, but picking which picture to use was difficult for me. The first shot I considered is of emerging foliage from the Sun Goddess Hydrangea (Hydrandgea macrophylla 'Sun Goddess') growing in my garden. Some of my favorite shades of green are the yellow greens, acid greens and chartreuses; they have more warmth in them, plus they make many other colors pop.
The other photo I considered is of an Agave americana planted in the display garden at work. I have been sitting on this photo since this past winter. It was taken on a bright sunny day where the night's frost was quickly melted by the rising sun. Despite the warm sunlight, the bluer greens of the Agave are still cold to me.
I finally decided to use the following picture of Variegated Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum odoratum 'Variegatum' ) as my entry. It was taken last week in the back yard and while the hues are cool, they are not not as cold as the Agave. The color is more of a jade green, and I like the movement in the photo.