A Study in Color: Green in the Garden
“No white nor red was ever seen, so am’rous as this lovely green.” – The Garden by Andrew Marvell
Green symbolizes renewal and growth. When you see something green, you know that it is alive. It is also a color of balance, calm, and serenity. If green is your favorite color, you are a lovable and nurturing individual. Green’s positive vibes will make you protect all living things. You also have a natural state of balance, are a good observer and listener, and good at giving advice,
Did you know green is the most easily seen color? It has a soothing effect on the eye. However, we often overlook using green in the garden because there are so many brightly colored flowers. Here’s how you can use more green in your garden:
Artemisia: This attractive plant is useful as a spreading border for the flower bed, when used as edging in the perennial garden and growing along paths and walkways. The delicate foliage retains its shape and color during the hottest months of summer.
Elephant Ear: Growing elephant ear plants is easy. Most of these plants prefer rich, moist soil and can be grown in full sun, but they generally prefer partial shade. The tubers can be placed directly outdoors once the threat of frost or freezing temperatures have ceased in your area. Plant the tubers about 2 to 3 inches deep, blunt end down.
Pachysandra: Pachysandra is a favorite ground cover plant in hard-to-plant areas such as under trees, or in shady areas with poor or acidic soil. Unlike other plants, pachysandra ground cover does not mind competing for its nutrients, and growing pachysandra plants is easy if you have an abundance of shade in your landscape.
Lily-of-the-valley: Known for its fragrant white flowers, lily-of-the-valley brightens up shady areas of the landscape. Preferring moist conditions, you may need to keep an eye on it since the plant spreads quickly and can get out of hand.
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