There are so many things I can show you from the Philadelphia Flower Show, and some fun things have shown up at home too. It's hard to choose what to blog about next. But it's an easy transition from dark plants to white and near-white plants, so that's what you get today.
In fact, there was a garden that was created specifically as a White Garden. Here it is.
At least this garden had all the plants nicely labeled. On both outside edges is Scotch Broom, Cytisus 'Moonlight.' The plant left center with large leaves is 'Looking Glass' Begonia. Right in the center is a Dusty Miller, Centauria cineraria, and behind that with the white puffballs is a dwarf Fothergilla, Fothergilla gardenii.
There were a couple other white plants that weren't in this display, but they would fit well.
This one is Helichrysum thianschanicum 'Icicles' Licorice Plant. And I think the one below, the African Blue-eyed Daisy, Osteospermum sp. would work well, too.
I'm not sure that I would want a garden with all pale flowers, but it has a certain beauty to it. How about you? Would you use all the white plants together for a dramatic swath, or mix them with brighter colors?
|See Philadelphia Flower Show 2010 - Textures for a couple more pale plants|