Friday, 6 June 2014

Floral Friday | All About Foliage


Green, it's my favourite colour

Yet, the world sees it in such a different light to me.

Green is the colour that is always left at the bottom of the lolly jar
Green is the colour of the vegetables that we have to trick our children into eating
Green is the colour of sickness, disease, radioactive waste

To me though, green is the colour of new beginnings.
The colour Noah looked out for when the dove flew back to him
The colour seen after the storm passes over the fire and the plants start to grow again
The colour seen at the intersection, telling me it is safe to move forward
The colour Stephen's eyes sometimes turn depending on the day
The colour of nature, of life
The colour I imagine God first creating in his mind when he pictured the world he would design.

Green can mean so much to so many. To me it is beautiful and it is where I belong, in and amongst nature.

This month, I picked up some Monstera Leaves at the markets. I've eyed them out before and my friend highly recommended them to me but in a market full of flowers, why would you just buy the green? I took the $8 leap and bought a bunch of the beauties seen above and I knew instantly I wouldn't regret it. They add something to a home that a flower doesn't. I don't know what it is or how to describe it but it just makes more sense to me to fill a home with green.

Do you agree? What's your favourite colour?

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19 comments:

  1. Green is also soothing to the eye and extra calming to the soul. I love green. And monsteria! Have you tried the fruit? It is soooo delicious

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  2. Such a beautiful arrangement!!! Very striking!!!! I totally agree with you about the color green! It is overlooked so often but to me carries such strength! Have a lovely weekend! Nicole xo

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  3. These are stunning. So glossy and beautiful. I love having some gorgeous green foliage instead of flowers. Have a great weekend. x

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  4. I've never thought about it that way, but you're right - green is a very maligned colour! "Green with envy" is another one that comes to mind.

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    1. Ooo yes, I knew I was missing another big negative 'green' connotation. Thanks!

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  5. the leaves are beautiful. i also love green as well. i always look forward to spring when all the trees turn green. feels so revitalizing.

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  6. I whole heartily agree! Green is so refreshing and inspiring! It's my favorite color as well. :) I was actually just shopping for plants to fill our new apt earlier today!

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    1. How exciting. I would love to see what you chose

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  7. That is a gorgeous plant! How hard is it to keep it alive?

    <3 Daryl
    Unlost

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  8. Those leaves are beautiful! Green makes me think of new beginnings, too :)

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  9. I love the shiny green leaves - such lovely photos. My parents used to have a big Monstera Deliciosa plant growing and you can actually eat the fruit ( tastes a little like pineapple.)
    Green is one of my favourite colours.
    happy weekend
    hugs
    Carolyn

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    1. Anything that tastes like pineapple has won my heart. Yum.

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  10. Ah! This was special. I love this.

    People do look at green as a colour of what you described above, and it's really nice for it to be put in a different perspective.

    Lovely post Sam. :)

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  11. Love the glossy and tropical look to these leaves and the shade of green is stunning.

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  12. So amazing, I'm adding one of these guys to my plant buying list for sure - I'm a bit obsessed at the moment with having plants in every space of the house :) Green is a super wonderful colour!

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    1. Isn't it just! Its my absolute favourite

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  13. Nice splash of color and probably fairly easy to take care of?

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    1. Super east. Just put them in water and voila!

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