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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Going Yellow



























If you love the soft hints of springtime yellow when your daffodils and Forsythia are in bloom, then don’t stop there when thinking punchy plants for your borders. Some of us may shy away from adding lots of oomph to the color palette and stick to the usual suspects. The number one rule: don’t be frightened by the endless choices of color. If you want to go yellow beyond the daffodils but also seek non-fussy, low-maintenance plants that many gardeners request, then check out these two posts from last year’s archives. One must click, read, and land back here but a couple of great plant suggestions (hint – the color is yellow) are in these blogs.
http://blog.bilowzassociates.com/2010/04/hidden-jewel-groundcover.html
http://blog.bilowzassociates.com/2010/06/all-time-favorite-herb-for-garden.html

The fun part of gardening is color and how you integrate it into your landscape but no overlooking your spring chores. Some quick headliners: Remove any of the protective mounding for your roses. We are at the tail end of cut back and clean-up and deep into the dividing department. Make sure you are spreading your perennials throughout your garden. Practice your spring mantra of propagate and cultivate. It’s also time for any veggie gardeners to get on deck with planting potatoes, peas and those cool weather crops. In other words, don’t miss out on the season!

And don’t overlook Easter and the hints of yellow blossoms in the air. Think about extending this cheerful color throughout your summer garden. Go beyond the Daffs and Forsythia. Take Robert Fulghum’s advice and pull out a box of crayons and color. “We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, while others bright, some have weird names, but they all have learned to live together in the same box.” Get the big pack to expand your color chart! Annie

Here’s a quick link regarding Crayola Crayons if you want some interesting tidbits about colors! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Crayola_crayon_colors

Image of Forsythia blooming in our garden taken by Ann Bilowz
P.S. Some day I’ll move up to a big boy camera but in the meantime when my camera man is off duty or nothing presents itself in the archived photo files, you get Annie’s Blackberry! Happy Spring. Happy Easter!
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