I had a grand plan for a bright, white spring in my garden. I envisioned the existing white tulips, snow drops, and daffodils interspersed with fragrant white freesias – all peaking their heads over a blanket of white Santa Barbara daisies.
I thought all of this would tie in beautifully with the pale pick roses, clematis, fuchsia, and penstemon that would start blooming a little later.
But my garden loves surprises. – the first of which was that I had forgotten that many of the daffodils that I planted two years ago were marked incorrectly and were yellow instead of white.
But the biggest surprise was that about half of the hundred white freesia that I planted were not white at all. They were a bright red with a yellow throat. My small garden was filled with passionate red and yellow color – that I just love!
I expect the red and yellow will have disappeared by the time that all the pale pinks start their blooms, so I couldn’t have planned it better if I tried.
If you need help figuring out how to bring color into your garden, I have found some fabulous sites. Click on the binder below to see my collection of sites that help you select color for your garden: