Rest your eyes on green flowers
With our increasingly demanding schedules and hectic pace, many of us are in need of a quiet oasis, a place to be still. Let green flowers help. Restful, healing and balanced, the color green can restore the senses. From a color psychology perspective, green is an emotionally positive color, a natural peacemaker. It combines the optimism of yellow and the calming effects of blue.
Because green is so ubiquitous in the garden, it is often taken for granted and may be overlooked as an important tool. When used thoughtfully, green functions with equal success as a backdrop or as a richly varied main stage color.
Put green flowers to work
Design strategies with green involve its many shades and textures and the ability to both add structure with foliage and enliven the garden with flowers. On its own or as a supportive companion color, there are many ways green can work for you. As part of a mixed border, green flowers complement bold burgundies or purples, and highlight soft pastels. In a shady bed, chartreuse flowers glow and brighten. Here are 10 green flowers to renew your appreciation of green and its significant role in your garden.