May inspiration–Green Season

Posted by on May 1, 2017

Helen's Haven Red bed in green


Green and gold Gardening With Confidence® MayMy May seems to be a month of greens–emerging greens, glad greens, gorgeous greens, gold greens. Green becomes the background for summer sizzle.

Before the greens arrived, spring was a burst of color with intrepid yellows, stunning fuchsias, plucky purples. If spring is the place from which all her emotions poured (The Fountainhead by Ann Rand), then she poured her glass with green to ready the Earth for summer.

That’s not to say May is without its merits, but there is a pause in the drama during the annual teenage years.

Green is the perfect experience for peony, phlox, and pink and purple verbena.

Green makes the burgundy foliage pop.

Green refreshes the senses.

Green gladdens the heart.

Summer will soon shock us with reds, yellows, purples, pinks, whites, and, to my good fortune, orange. Orange is my color and it goes very well with green, but then green goes with every color in nature. I shall focus on the glory of the blooms against my greens and rest before the summer color turns my glazed eyes into nature’s kaleidoscope.


Helen Yoest


3 responses to “May inspiration–Green Season”

  1. Tina Martino says:

    I love watching everything turn green and start coming back to life in May! It is one of my favorite times of the year!

  2. HelenYoest says:


  3. I love having a green garden. It just makes everything look healthy and vibrant in my opinion. I just love this time of year!

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