An Eye for Color - International Color Day
Yesterday was International Color Day.
|source: Andy Basile - Insight|
Gardeners celebrate color day all year long! The patron saint, in my opinion, has to be the British garden designer, Gertrude Jekyll, (1843—1932) who popularized the notion of single color gardens as well as subtle color arrangements.
Here is what she wrote in "A Gardener's Testament":
"It is extremely interesting to work out gardens in which some special colouring predominates, and to those who, by natural endowment or careful eye-cultivation, possess ....what artists understand by an eye for color ....
... I have in my mind a whole series of gardens of restricted colouring, ...besides my small grey garden I badly want others, and especially a gold garden, a blue garden, and a green garden; though a number of these desires may easily be multiplied."
|gold garden at Epcot Flower and Garden festival 2015 -Jan Johnsen|
So in the spirit of colorful celebrations, I hope you plant a riot of color in your garden this year....It will stir the emotions and make the pollinators so happy!