Seasonal Plant Syncing
Mid -spring is the time for a flush of new seasonal growth for plants. For landscape professionals, the calls have started. The retail stores are in full-blown spring fever frenzy, selling anything that is blooming. The awareness of the plant activity around us intensifies the experience of energetic creation within us.
Intense foliage and flower color can be achieved with the right choice of plants. If you want a garden-tour-worthy display in mid-spring, search for deep, dark green leaves mingling with light, bright blooms and foliage. Dark green foliage is a perfect backdrop for spring combinations.
Evergreens, like Cephalotaxus harringtonia prostrata are sending out interesting chartreuse shoots of fresh foliage at the tips of emerald stems, strengthening the contrast of new and old growth. The fresh, tender growth of all the plants is fun to touch. It’s adds a softness to the landscape. The intense green is echoed by the low ground cover, Evergreen Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens), a reliable mid-spring stand-out. Instead of chartreuse, Evergreen Candytuft brightens the garden with pure, creamy-white buttons of bloom, almost covering the plant.