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Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola; Fern

My Fern

My Fern

Fern was added to the Crayola assortment in 1998. In the “State Crayon Collection” it is the color for South Carolina and known as Palmetto.

In 1908 Binney & Smith partnered with Littlefield Maps and made a special color assortment with special Biblical colors pasted on the back of the maps. The maps of the Old Testament teachings were sold to churches. I bet there were big ferns and palm trees to color on those maps with the color Fern!

This post is just one of many in the Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola Challenge! Enjoy!

Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola; Eggplant

 

My Eggplant Colored Plant

My Eggplant Colored Plant

If I had my way, and I guess I do, my garden would be full of purple shades and lime green! I love the combination! This year I may add some silver plants. They look very interesting in the garden too.

Eggplant was added to the Crayola line in 1998. I was surprised to see that there are only 4 colors that start with the letter E in the Crayola collection and two of them are remakes, so there really are only 2!

  • Eggplant
  • Electric Green is an alternate name for Electric Lime used in Europe.
  • Electric Lime is a fluorescent color, introduced in 1990. Known as Electric Green in Europe.
  • English Vermilion or Vermillion was found in Crayola assortments from 1903 to 1935.

This post is just one of many in the Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola Challenge! Enjoy!

IPhriday Photo Challenge: My Goat Fritz

My Goat Fritz

My Goat Fritz

 

 Fritz Painted in Waterlogue


Fritz Painted in Waterlogue

Fritz is trying to get in the Woodland Garden again. He is trying to sneak in under the Cameillas! Like I wouldn’t notice! I made a notecard of him in the Waterlogue App! Since I don’t paint, this is the best I can do, and it is so easy! I LOVE IT!

Enjoy the IPhriday Photo Challenge! Post a photo taken with your Phone on Fridays!

Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola; Asparagus

My Vegetable Garden

My Vegetable Garden

 

My Vegetable Garden

My Vegetable Garden

 

My Vegetable Garden

My Vegetable Garden

 

My Vegetable Garden

My Vegetable Garden

 

Fruits of My Labor

Fruits of My Labor

 

Fruits of My Labor

Fruits of My Labor

Asparagus is a tone of green that is named after the vegetable. Crayola created this color in 1993 as one of the 16 to be named in the Name the Color Contest.

Another name for this color is asparagus green. The first recorded use of “asparagus green” as a color name in English was in 1805.

It is also the color of a wild asparagus plant blowing in the wind of the 1949 classic film Sands of Iwo Jima.

My “Woodland Garden” is a postage-stamp sized back yard, that is fenced off from a forest of trees. My “Cottage Garden” is a strip of ground resembling the seal of an envelope. Long and very narrow. So my “garden” is a postage stamp and envelope!

One year, I decided to broaden my horizons and invest in an allotment that our neighborhood church provided. I rented my spot and set off. Mind you I didn’t know a thing about growing vegetables. I planted a lot of lettuce. Many varieties of lettuce, all planted at the same time. They came up very nicely. So did the onions, peppers, and herbs. The plants looked so beautiful, and every day I would hike up the hill to the church and cut my lettuce. And cut lettuce. And cut lettuce. The pictures represent the fruit of my labor.

I did not grow asparagus, but surely one of these nice greens should be the color of asparagus?

This post is just one of many in the Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola Challenge! Enjoy!

Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola; Antique Brass

Jane Cowl Dahlia Sep 2009

Jane Cowl Dahlia Sep 2009

My Martha Stewart Dahlia, 2009

My Martha Stewart Dahlia, 2009

The most stunning flower EVER in my garden was the “Jane Cowl” dahlia! I bought the tuber for this flower in 2009, not knowing much about it, except that it was Martha Stewart’s favorite flower! I didn’t realize at the time how hard they were to come by! If it was good enough for Martha it was good enough for me! The Antique Brass color is on the tips of the second row of the middle petals!

This is a stunning informal, decorative, heirloom dahlia originally introduced in 1928, with luscious blooms held perfectly erect on sturdy stems. Deep peach centers open up to glowing bronze dusted with gold. It grows to more than six feet tall and the flowers reach 10 inches wide. I dug them up and gave them away when I thought they were too tall for my garden! What was I thinking? Now I miss them and can hardly find them!

More people ask to find “Jane Cowl” than any other lost dahlia! The beautiful petals look like the tresses of a goddess – or actress Jane Cowl (1883-1950), who was once “the most beautiful woman on the American stage,” who it was named after.

This post is just one of many in the Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola Challenge! Enjoy!

Jane Cowl

Jane Cowl

Floral Friday Foto Challenge

My entry for Floral Friday Foto Challenge.  My spiky, holly leaved, Mahonia’s are blooming! Beautiful Christmas Joy!

Winter Blooms

Mahonia Winter Blooms

Mahonia, Winter Blooms Two

Mahonia, Winter Blooms Two

My Garden at the End of July

Crepe Myrtle in White

Crepe Myrtle in White

Northern Sea Oats

Northern Sea Oats

Northern Sea Oats

Northern Sea Oats Gone Crazy

Ballon Flowers

Balloon Flowers

Tulip Tree

Tulip Tree

I have been on vacation, in Austria, Italy and Turkey, (the AIT Tour) seeing some of the most beautiful gardens! But, when I returned this was what was up in my garden and some garden spaces around town!  

Red Crepe Myrtle

Red Crepe Myrtle

Red Crepe Myrtle

Red Crepe Myrtle

The crepe myrtles are the flowering trees of the South. They come in white, light pink, lavender, dark pink and red. The white ones bloom first at the beginning of July and the red are the last to bloom at the end of the month. Read about the crepe myrtles HERE.

Post Office Garden

Post Office Garden

Stopsignias Atthepostofficie

Stopsignias Atthepostofficiere

The post office got a new garden too! There is also a new flower! For my British friends I believe the official name is Stopsignias Atthepostofficeiere. I refer to it as the Stop Flower. Enjoy!

Weekly Word Challenge: Food

 May Spring Garden Party Spring

May Spring Garden Party 

The Front Porch

The Front Porch

Spring is the time for a Garden Party! These are pictures of one one of the best “Spring Parties” we ever had! The garden is in bloom and it is not too hot outside so we can entertain moving in and out of the garden. My next door neighbors are professional chefs and they made all the fine food for this party! How lucky am I? Enjoy!

For more “FOOD” follow Susie’s Weekly Word Challenge  this week !

This is the garden!

Cottage Garden

Cottage Garden

May Spring Garden Party

May Spring Garden Party

The Garden

The Garden

The Garden

The Garden

Cottage Garden

Cottage Garden

Cottage Garden

Cottage Garden

Cottage Garden

Cottage Garden

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