The Color Of White Flowers And Plants For Your Backyard Garden Design
White Daisy Chrysanthemum
The color white ~ in and of itself ~ projects the image of purity , cleanliness and safety . Doctors and nurses wear crisp white coats, traditionally brides wear flowing white wedding gowns, and a bright, white picket fence surrounds a harmonious , safe and blessed home.
White can effect us physically in that it is said to aid us in achieving mental clarity. We associate the color white with goodness and innocence . The white rose symbolizes all of the positive attributes that a human being hopes to possess . . . virtue, unity, sympathy, spirituality and true love . A waving white flag signals the universally recognized notion of a cease-fire, truce or of a peaceful surrender. Ancient cultures wore white clothing to bed to ensure a restful sleep and pleasant, sweet dreams. And lastly, who has not made a fervent wish to have a shimmering white Christmas?
Crisp, Bright White Combination Hanging Basket
G.K. Chesterton Quote
“White is not a mere absence of colour: it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black. God paints in many colours; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white.” ~ G.K. Chesterton.
Creative Garden Design Using The Color White
Conversely, a garden bed planted entirely with various and differing forms of white blooming plants tends to convey tranquility and is a popular color choice for those seeking serenity and peace in their individual landscape.
Moon gardens quite are in vogue these days, and when well established, the cool night air carries the blossom’s sweet fragrance gently along in the evening breeze.
Seek a comfortable place to lounge and enjoy your rest from the day’s toil. After a short while, your white garden will start to become more and more defined against the din. Allow yourself a few minutes for your weary eyes to adjust to the surrounding darkness. The blossoms then appear to float above and drift upon the surface of the greenery.
Scented White Flowers
Pale and white colored flowering plants are more strongly scented than their darker colored counterparts. Gardenia, Paperwhites and Jasmine are intensely fragrant and come immediately to my mind.
White Flowering Plants
Line Your Garden Border With White
Lining a path’s edge with white flowers and plants creates a living walkway covertly guiding the traveler along to their destination. A mass of white planted where the roadway and your driveway merge signals a welcome entrance to your lane from a great distance away.
Planting upright and cascading white bloomers in hanging baskets provide a receptacle for nature’s midnight lantern, and beacons those who ascend the stairways to ‘please, come inside’.
There are some beautiful white blooming plants that make their appearance only once the sun starts to go down. Four-o-clocks, Angel’s Trumpet, and yes, Moonflower add a special nuance to the garden, and are attractive and luring to nocturnal pollinators.
Create a long lasting show of white with plant varieties that will perform for you throughout several growing months. Spring starts at my backyard garden with several white blooming bulbs that signal the beginning of great things ahead. Crocus, Daffodils, and Lily of the Valley are the first to emerge for me. As they fade, the longer lasting annuals and perennials soon come into view.
Bee About To Land On A Column Of White
White Flowering Annuals
Begonia, Dusty Miller, Geranium, and Impatiens are gardeners’ favorites, and are annual plant species that will bloom for many, many months. Many perennial varieties are being hybridized to produce crisp white colors, and as they are quite hardy, will return for repeat performances for many, many years.
White Flowering Perennials
The perennial Echinacea White Swan rivals the beauty if it’s more recognized purple brother ~ the Cone Flower. Astilbe, Chrysanthemum and Phlox have wonderful white flowers, and are versatile and desirable as they make great cut flowers for bouquets and arrangements.
Choosing White Flowering Plants
You may choose your particular plant species specific to your individual criteria. Do you regard exotic fragrances high on your wish list? Have you a preference for creating beautiful bouquets to gather for your indoor environment? Would you rather sit back and enjoy a low maintenance, labor-free feeling?
There are a multitude of alternatives where white flowering plants are concerned. It will simply be contingent upon what you wish to achieve in your own backyard garden!
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