“Picture This Photo Contest”

by ESP on April 3, 2010 · 18 comments

The theme for this months contest is Green World” at:


Here is my entry:

Pride of Barbados : Caesalpinia pulcherrima

Ghost plant : Graptopetalum paraguayense

and Mexican petunia : Ruellia brittoniana

all battling for supremacy.

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1 Robin at Getting Grounded April 3, 2010 at 9:13 pm

The photo is grand. But I have to know why your Pride of Barbados is in full greenery already, and mine is a stick with nothing on it! What are your plants snorting over there on the east side, anyway?
Nice green world you’ve got.

2 ESP April 3, 2010 at 9:20 pm

Photo from last summer Robin…Don’t panic!
What are my plants snorting?…Just the usual, copious amounts of fish and sea-weed emulsions! They are total addicted at this point. Well it is the East-Side!
Thanks on the green front.

3 Jenny April 4, 2010 at 7:33 am

I was going to ask the same question as Robin. Incredible how green the ghost plant looks when in the shade. Mine are very pale, like ghosts, because they are in full sun. Hope your Pride of Barbados returns to wow you with green fronds this year. It is a gorgeous plant. Good luck with your entry.

4 ESP April 4, 2010 at 8:17 am

Hi Jenny.

I love the swirling Barbados too, some of the best foliage around in my opinion.
This patch of ghost plant is set way back in this bed, the Barbados completely covers it when fully grown, casting a blueish-green shadow over it.


5 Dirty Girl Gardening April 6, 2010 at 8:29 pm

Sweet beer holder!

6 ESP April 6, 2010 at 8:55 pm

Hi Dirty Girl (ahem) and welcome into the East Side Patch. I just checked out your great looking blog…I will be back for a good read soon, your site looks like a lot of fun…always good to find a garden blogger with a slant!

How did you find me? I am curious. GGW?

Glad you like the beer holder, I know I do!


7 Anonymous April 17, 2010 at 10:38 pm

Great photo. Lots of green going on there as well as textures and depth. Good luck in the contest.

8 Teresa April 17, 2010 at 10:39 pm

Great photo. Lots of green going on there as well as textures and depth. Good luck in the contest.

9 ESP April 18, 2010 at 11:33 am

Thanks Anonymous.

10 ESP April 18, 2010 at 11:42 am

Thank you Teresa. And good luck in the contest to you too!

11 Melody April 19, 2010 at 2:04 pm

Good combination of colors and textures – wish you luck with the contest!

12 ESP April 19, 2010 at 2:16 pm

Hi Melody.
Thank you.

13 John April 21, 2010 at 9:07 am

Layers upon layers of fronds. Very cool. And green… Nicely done.

14 ESP April 21, 2010 at 8:27 pm

Hi John, good to hear from you again.
Glad you like the shot,

15 Georgia April 22, 2010 at 6:26 pm

Found you via Gardening Gone Wild. Beautiful photograph.

16 ESP April 22, 2010 at 9:32 pm

Hi Georgia.
Glad you found me, and happy to hear that you liked the photograph.

17 joco April 23, 2010 at 10:24 am

Hiya ESP,
I thought this would be the best when you entered it, and I still reckon that is the case.
Fascinating whirling pattern into the depths…….

18 ESP April 23, 2010 at 11:19 am

Hi joco.
Thank you.
I love your blog! I will be going through it when I get chance.

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