Add some White to your landscape to make your evenings bright!

Add some White to your landscape to make your evenings bright!

Cosmos in bloom on a cloudy day

Looking to enjoy your outdoor living space in summer during the evening hours? White can quickly and effectively brighten a space, especially outdoor living spaces that are enjoyed during evening hours. White can make pastel colors look more lively and can make dark colors look brighter. When paired with bright or dark colors, a striking sense of contrast is created. White flowers can be the focus of a garden.  It can make a garden look chic and elegant, quiet and calm, or cool and fresh. In gardens, as in fashion, white is considered to be a neutral color.  It works in combination with any other color or colors. White can be used as a “unifier” running through all of the different planting areas. A repeated plant or color that is used throughout the garden works to pull the disparate elements of your design into a more coherent whole. Neutral colors work best as the unifier since they work well and don’t clash with other colors. Spending time in your garden during the early morning and certainly later in the day when the light is lower, white provides the elegant “pop” to the landscape and deck or entertaining areas. White can capture the spotlight in your garden design. This makes it the perfect color to use for gardens that are often experienced in morning and evening.

Oakleaf Hydrangea
Oakleaf Hydrangea

Cosmos in bloom on a cloudy day
Cosmos in bloom on a cloudy day
Arborescens or "Smooth" Hydrangeas  with daisies
Arborescens or “Smooth” Hydrangeas with daisies
Daisies brighten anyone's day!
Daisies brighten anyone’s evening!
White variegation in Hosta foliage
White variegation in Hosta foliage
Give your garden a lift with white blooms!
Give your garden a lift with white blooms!
Asiatic Lilies make a splash!
Asiatic Lilies make a splash!
Panicle Hydrangeas are easy to grow and gorgeous in summer!
Panicle Hydrangeas are easy to grow and gorgeous in summer!
Proven Winners Diamond Frost blooms all summer long!
Proven Winners Diamond Frost blooms all summer long!