The Teddington Gardener

Yellow

 

From the palest blush, soft cool primrose, sulphurous, acid, gaudy, bright, golden, and adorning the garden right the way through the year – this is a richly diverse palette and can be used to many an effect. I’ve been reading Gertrude Jekyll’s book on colour schemes in the flower garden and she is extraordinarily precise, intuitive, inventive, when describing both flower and foliage and combining them in the border. Can’t recommend it enough – I should add in some of her diagrams and plans when I have a moment. In the meantime, bask in that reflected sunshine.

 

2 comments

  1. Someone else just wrote about how yellow is the color of August. I figured that August has all sorts of colors, but then, wouldn’t you know, the illustration for my article this morning (and tomorrow’s garden column) is a yellow dahlia.

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