Color Our World Round-Up April 2017: Yellow Blooms to Brighten Your Garden!

Color Our World Yellow

Welcome! It’s time for another Color Our World Round-Up post. Each month the knowledgeable bloggers from Project Beautiful get creative by writing articles with focus on a particular color. Posts cover a multitude of topics including gardening, home remedies, decor and culinary delights. April is the month of “yellow”, a prominent color in the garden with the arrival of spring and with summer on the way! The authors are sharing their thoughts on all the possibilities of yellow in the garden, with a little folklore thrown in as well. Simply click on the links to read each article in full.

First up is Lynee Cherot from Sensible Gardening as she delights us with her post They Call it Mellow Yellow. Lynee shares her pick of the many yellow blooming flowers for your garden. “If you have a few years on yourself you will no doubt remember the song by that title. I can’t remember who sang it but it was a huge hit. The garden seems to go through stages of colour from spring through to fall. Early in the season my garden is full of softer tones of pinks and blues and somehow it turns face and changes to bursting with yellow flowers. This has not been by some grand design of the gardener, it just seems to happen by itself. Could it simply be that many late blooming flowers lend themselves to fall tones such as yellow. Perhaps it’s mother nature’s way of decorating since these yellow toned blooms will match beautifully with the ripening foliage that follows after the summer season.” Read more here.

Next up is Terri Steffes from Our Good Life with her informative post, Daffodils-Color Our World Yellow , as she writes about the folklore behind these beautiful blooms! “Planting daffodils occurs in the fall, but the glory comes in the spring, when daffodils spring up out of the ground, usually at the first sign of warmth.  This year my daffodils came at the end of February. They were lovely and I enjoyed them so much.  For our month Color Our World segment, we are looking at the color yellow.  Yellow is between orange and green on the color spectrum and is considered a primary color.  In Europe, Canada and the United States, a survey stated that people most often associate this color with amusement, gentleness, and spontaneity, but also with duplicity, envy, jealousy, avarice, and, in the U.S., with cowardice, according to Wikipedia. I think I like the way China sees it, where it is seen as the color of happiness, glory, wisdom, harmony, and culture.  Yellow was one of the first colors used by cavemen, through clay colored with ochre.  Yellow is considered the most visible color and is preferred by birds and insects. Yellow is the most common color of flowers. Yellow is the least often color stated as someone’s favorite color.” Read more here.

Susan Brandt from Blooming Secrets shares her post Container Combos: Yellow and Variegated with helpful tips on how to combine color with foliage. “I love gardening in containers! Anyone who sees my garden knows this to be true as I have them everywhere! I spend the winter months looking at gardening catalogs and magazines searching for new color combinations to try. The ability to change things from year to year makes it fun and we thought that each month we would share some suggestions of cool color combinations that you can try in your containers this year. The color wheel was first designed by Sir Isaac Newton in 1666 and is a basic tool for combining colors. Analogous colors are found adjacent to each other on the wheel and complementary colors are opposite of one another on the color wheel. Analogous colors are considered to be in harmony with one another while complementary colors are designed to stand out and garner attention”…read more here.

For more about the use of yellow in the garden, here is my post This Month in the Garden-Three Seasons of Yellow. “A cheerful indicator that spring has arrived, yellow blooms in the garden create a positive effect and bring warmth to the landscape, especially at the end of a cold and dreary winter. Continuing after spring, yellow continues in the landscape in the form of summer and fall blooming perennials, and can even be continued into the winter months in the form of golden hued evergreen shrubs. Groupings of yellow blooms tend to brighten and enlarge the garden, especially when the area is small or shaded, and the warmth of yellow is easily complemented by cooler hues of purples and blues. One of the first signs that spring has arrived is the sighting of yellow crocus peeking out through the winter’s snow. Hardy in zones 3-8, there are over 80 known species of crocus in a variety of colors ranging from yellow to purple, white and variegated forms. While providing late winter-early spring interest…read more here.

Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoyed #PB Color Our World Round-Up for the month of April. If you are enjoying these monthly Round-Ups, please leave a comment, and do share your thoughts about the color YELLOW! Also, be sure to visit these wonderful bloggers regularly for their inspiring articles on gardening, home remedies, DIY projects, decorating, culinary delights and more! I am also linking to Floral Friday Fotos. Be sure to check out their weekly meme!

NEXT UP is This Month’s Color in the Garden on the 7th, where it’s all about the color blue, Then, join me for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day and Foliage Follow-Up each month on the 15th, and Round Up posts at the end of the month! 

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