Garden Photo of the Day

Is the coast clear?!

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

Please indulge me while I personify this plant I came across on my walk home from the coffeehouse with my family last weekend. To me, it looks like she was being chased, and is hiding around a corner, hoping she’s shaken the villain who’s chasing her. (1st & 2nd photos)

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Or perhaps she’s just robbed the bank and is fleeing the police (this is, after all, the exterior wall of my bank). Then she peeks around the corner to see if the coast is clear. (3rd photo)

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OK, perhaps a bit too much caffeine… But check out where this plant is growing from! (4th photo) Talk about beauty from an unlikely source!

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  1. rgreayer 06/06/2011

    Indulged --- too funny, was just commenting (on my own site) that I wish I personified a few plants Echinacea ‘Coconut Lime’and Cephalaria gigantea tall fair girls, who don't seem to have the problems I do with remembering not to slouch.

  2. greenthumblonde 06/06/2011

    that's hysterical

  3. PeonyFan 06/06/2011

    Love this post! I have sometimes had similar thoughts when I saw ivy climbing the noise-barrier wall along a nearby freeway--what are they fleeing from? Also, what are they growing in? Seemingly nothing but cement. It's wonderful how some plants can do so much with so little. The flame-like patterns of the vines on the wall are so lovely I've wondered how I could photograph them. However, the state trooper is unlikely to appreciate my pausing on the roadway with a camera.

  4. SteveA 06/06/2011

    That plant is definitely suspicious. I hope you called it in.

  5. arboretum 06/06/2011

    purely brilliant!

  6. Deanneart 06/06/2011

    LOL, have another coffee! you have a great imagination

  7. clydiemor 06/08/2011

    Virginia Creeper is the name of this plant..a brilliant red in fall..clings so tight it goes under father hated mother Loved it.

  8. megfrench 06/14/2011

    This looks like Boston Ivy to me, not Virginia Creeper. Gorgeous though also has outstanding red fall color!

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