Monday, June 23, 2008

Mellow Yellow

Yellow is the signature color in my landscape. I use it to visually tie one garden to another throughout the entire yard. There are yellow flowering plants for every season and every micro-climate. The color is such a great complement to our blue, blue Colorado sky. I also find that clear, lemon yellow is a great mixer with almost any color palette. Although masses of yellow may be too vibrant to be considered “mellow”, a little bit is always “quite right.”

Here are just some of the yellow flowers blooming in my garden this week:

Photo above: Missouri evening primrose Oenothera macrocarpa
Giant silver mullein Verbascum bombiciferum
Yellow flowering pine-leaf penstemon Penstemon pinifolius 'Mersea Yellow'
Red-leaf honeysuckle vine Lonicera japonica 'Purpurea'
Rosa 'Topaz Jewel'

2 comments:

Aiyana said...

Yellow is the predominant color in my garden, not so much from choice, but that's what so many desert plants produce. I try to mix in purples to balance it all. You have some very nice, pale yellows in your garden. At least it doesn't hit you in the face like my bright yellow!
Aiyana

jocelyn said...

Yes, a little bit of bright yellow can go a loooong way!