Adding Chartreuse to the Garden

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Flowers are why I garden, but I have gradually come to love the season-long colour supplied by foliage in shades of chartreuse, blue, purple, and silver.)   In this post I will share a few of the ways I have used chartreuse within my backyard.   Above you will see (L-R) an unidentified chartreuse hosta in my grandma’s backyard, frothy Lady Mantle in blossom, along with also an ‘Ogon’ spirea in my east coast garden.

An authentic blue Siberian iris (‘June to Recall’) and mauve allium (likely ‘Gladiator’) look nicely against yellow-green foliage and blossoms.

This is a different perspective of the identical place from earlier in the season.   I truly adore the way soft pink and bejeweled drama chartreuse.

Fern-like ‘Ogon’ spirea in the bottom combines nicely with a ‘Comtesse de Bouchaud’ clematis up top.

Deeper pink, such as this ‘Maggie Daley’ astilbe, actually pops from a yellow-green background.

Add a tiny orange, maroon, and steel-blue into the chartreuse and pink and you’ve got a particularly vibrant colour scheme.   The photograph above contains ‘Dusseldorf Pride’ armeria, ‘Elke’ hardy geranium, ‘Evergold’ carex, ‘ ‘Eola Sapphire’ hosta, ‘ ‘Dickson’s Gold’ campanula, ‘ ‘Firestorm’ geum and ‘Chocoholic’ cimicifuga.

Later in the summer, this western backyard mattress gets with only the chartreuse, steel-blue along with maroon foliage.   Besides the plants recorded for the preceding photograph, you can observe a ‘Diane’s Gold’ brunnera in the bottom left.   I really like brunnera, and this cultivar has deeper blue spring blossoms along with this green-gold leaves.

I have been impressed with all the months-long blossom period of the ‘Blue Haze’ euphorbia.   I want to acquire more of those plants.

Eventually, a lacy ‘Sutherland Gold’ elderberry tree (Sambucus) in left adds pop into the scene with a youthful ‘Shasta’ doublefile viburnum at appropriate centre and a few ‘Historical Emperor’ allium in the centre.
Can chartreuse clash with any colours?   It’d be fantastic with deep purple and red red.   Salmon white or pink goes nicely with yellow-green.   This shade brightens dark corners and excels in bright borders.   It is a fantastic thing there are several chartreuse possibilities available to gardeners nowadays.

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