Falling For Pink

October 16, 2017

As the leaves start their slow turn from green to gold to brown I can’t help being drawn to anything in pink. From the remnants of summer annuals in pale pink to late summer stragglers in a more shocking shade I can’t  get enough. Even the earliest changes in my sumac and sassafras foliage have a pink edge to their vibrant red. Maybe it’s the way these deep rich pinks play off of October’s golds and browns that help extend the feeling of Summer just a bit.

Photos: gp

Modern meadow photo http://www.oudolf.com/piet-oudolf

 

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Jump-Start

December 27, 2013

This week could be a great time to jump-start the new year and prepare yourself for a little jolt of fresh color. Radiant Orchid is Pantone’s selection for color of the year for 2014. Yes, Orchid is the new Emerald…radiating joy, love and health while encouraging creativity and originality (according to the Pantone release) with its fuchsia, purple and pink undertones.. That’s a lot to expect from a single color isn’t it?  So, why not start with small doses…a flowering plant or cut flowers injecting new life in a completely neutral interior or maybe an orchid square in the pocket of a charcoal suit.

Copy of Pantone radiant Orchid 2014

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