Sunday, May 29, 2011


There are so many ways to do white!  I am loving all the variations in shading and color.  These are all blooming now. 

 Geranium 'Biokovo' has a pink tint, due to the pink stamens

Penstemon 'Husker Red' has both green and burgandy tints
Corydalis ochroleuca with green centers.

This hydrangea macrophylla opens greenish, my favorite kind of white.

Star jasmine which is not jasmine, but properly named Trachelospermum jasminoides.

'Star' zinnia

Calla lily, not a lily but Zantedeschia

Just opening, 'White Swan' echinacea.  The center cones eventually turn a deep copper.

 Lychnis coronaria alba, too white with pale gray foliage, looks out of place. 

Oakleaf hydrangea



Astilbe just opening next to hellebores which have faded to green.

Other whites not now blooming include viburnum, eupatorium 'Chocolate' which is more the color of cocoa foam, anenome, lilacs, other hydrangeas, phlox paniculata 'David' which is another too white white, orange blossoms, and cherry blossoms.

1 comment:

  1. My favorite white is the green-white, too. I can't believe your hydrangeas are already opening! How lovely!