Nature paints the world with her own palette. The first bold flowers are daffodils. Bright yellow heads burst through the frosty ground and are followed by a rainbow of hyacinth and tulips.
Then nature repeats herself, turning the palette back to white and the farm is littered with white blossoms--lilac, anemones, apple blossom--their scattered blooms echoing a light snow fall. Thus begins a slow bleed around the color wheel.
A bleed is a watercolor term describing when one color transitions or blends into another color, creating a myriad of variations of said colors. Right now we are riding the color wave from white to violet, like the spring weather, a very cool palette. Just scroll through the photos in this post, they illustrate that "bleed" perfectly--white transitions into lavender, then soft violet moving into deeper violet, then transitioning into blues and cool crimsons.
This week we have:
Viburnum "Snow Ball"
Viburnum "Opulus" aka Lace Cap
"Adoration" LA Hybrid lily
Sweet Pea white
Sweet Pea Lavender
Columbine White and Lavender
Deep violet blue spikes of Salvia
Tiny deep blue flowers on long sage green stems, like a handful of tall forget-me-nots.
Bells of Ireland
Peonies, just starting this week with a bold show of color in coral
and deep crimson
All the hot bright colors were tricked into blooming in the greenhouses.
Chantilly snaps in yellow, coral, pink and raspberry.
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Enjoy the Memorial Day Weekend.