The Many Moods of White Flowers

The Many Moods of White FlowersWhite is often neglected as an expressive colour in the flower garden. It is not seen as a colour and usually red, blue or yellow flowers are a first pick while white often comes in last.

But there is a lot more to white than we might think, and it can be quite an asset to the garden. As one English author explains: “White… is not a mere absence of colour; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black.”

When it is used in the garden, it can have a profound effect. This is most readily visible at dusk, during long evenings, after the sun has just set – white flowers still glow in the dark green backdrop.

White flowers also reflect the moonlight, creating quite a feast for the eyes when the moon is full.

There is a pureness to white flowers that cannot be expressed with any other colour. The colour white is at the same time festive and calming. So to create a garden that really has a mood to it, try to use white flowers the next time you start planting…

[Via: Seattle Times]

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