out in the garden this week i was reminded how it’s not just the flowers that are pretty and beautiful, but also the leaves. all so very different from one another, be it in colour, shape or size, all the lines and patterns that they have on their surface, and the shape and textures that they create as they layer upon one another. so i decided there and then that this weeks how does your garden grow will be all leafy. so i started snapping away at the various leaves in our back yard, when i stumbled across a little monkey hiding amongst those leaves too.

1 2

12 3 4 5 6

13 7 8 9 10 11

photo 1-2

see how some other gardens grow by clicking on the badge below


  1. June 6, 2013 / 09:07

    Ooo leaves! They look beautiful , I’ve not stopped to think to look at the leaves much – I will now!
    He’s so flipping gorgeous Vanessa – he looks so much like you both.

    Thanks for joining in and making me think greeeeeen πŸ™‚

    • June 8, 2013 / 22:23

      i know leaves! so busy looking at the flowers they often get missed all together.

  2. June 6, 2013 / 10:05

    What a great selection of leaves. It makes me want to go check out the ones in my garden…they always get overlooked in favour of the flowers!
    Love the little monkey you found πŸ™‚ xx

  3. June 6, 2013 / 19:47

    Beautiful leaves, I keep taking pictures of flowers but it’s the lush green in the garden at the moment that is so gorgeous.

    • June 8, 2013 / 22:26

      the rain has made all the green so beautifully vibrant they are rather gorgeous right now x

  4. Heather @betamother
    June 6, 2013 / 20:45

    What a gorgeous blog.

    I love your focus on leaves too. All those textures, colours and shapes. Incredible.

    • June 8, 2013 / 22:28

      hello, thank you for coming and visting and thank you for you lovely comment x come again soon x

  5. June 7, 2013 / 17:00

    You are so right – there’s much beauty in leaves. I particularly like the acer looking leaves – so feathery and pretty. Beautiful post x

    • June 8, 2013 / 22:29

      the acers are my favourite too, they are so lovely right now x

  6. June 7, 2013 / 17:54

    ah, as I scrolled down I didn’t know what kind of little monkey I would find, he is gorgeous, I have one the same size of a different flavour πŸ™‚ Great variety of leaves!

    • June 8, 2013 / 22:31

      he he monkey’s of this size are incredible fun aren’t they!

    • June 8, 2013 / 22:32

      and green is a winter colour so i co-ordinate very nicely with them!

  7. June 14, 2013 / 10:50

    Beautiful variety of leaves! it’s amazing that some people think non-flowery plants are boring.

    • June 14, 2013 / 23:00

      i know! shocking. thing is you do gravitate to the flowers first. stop and look at the leaves i say!

Leave a Reply