When it comes to colour, novice gardeners seem to cache like squirrels, collecting plants of every hue to stick in the ground. The seasoned plantsman however, considers green to be primary, making it the backbone of garden design.
We have a remarkable range of names to describe the admixture of blue and yellow tones that make up green: caesious, celadon, chartreuse, chrysochlorous, citrine, corbeau, eau-de-nil, glaucous, lovat, porraceous, prasinous, sage, smaragdine, teal, tilleul, turquoise, viridian, willow, zinnober. These hues are a self-sufficient palette but whether as backdrop blend or canvas contrast, there is always a shade of foliage to tie warm or cold colours into a planting scheme.
All this week I’m painting blog posts a different colour [#coloursabroad] and putting a Blogger in the Limelight:
With thought-provoking images & poems from Scotland comes Seonaid’s Breath of Green Air
– and since I’ve plagiarised this clever title from one of London’s green space tweeters, mention must be given to follow the Green in Between