Thursday, March 21

Yellow the colour of spring?

If someone was to ask me which colour epitomised spring I would choose yellow. I always think spring has truly arrived when the garden has splashes of yellow appearing amidst a fresh, exuberant, green background. It's the sort of green that nature just doesn't repeat at any other time of the year. Maybe I ought to qualify my choice of spring colour and say yellow and green. 

When I was teaching I always used these two colours to line the walls for my classroom displays at this time of year - there were no other colours that could compete.
In our garden the miniature daffodils tête à tête are just beginning to add the first smatterings of yellow into the back garden. 
Going back through my photos from last year, I think these flowers are just over two weeks behind this year. Let's hope that spring hurries up and takes the hint.
So which colour would you choose as the herald of spring?


Copyright: Original post from Our Plot at Green Lane Allotments http://glallotments.blogspot.co.uk/ author S Garrett

22 comments:

  1. I'd choose yellow and purple/lilac; yellow as in daffodils and purple or lilac as in crocuses. For me, they make one big mix of spring colours :)

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    1. They do make a good mix Dewberry. Yellow and purple are opposite on the colour wheel so they are complementary colours.

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  2. It would be yellow for me too. My daffodils are just starting to bud, it hopefully won't be long now until they bloom.

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    1. It's a very steady yellowing this year, Jo.

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  3. At the moment it would be whatever colour I see through the rainwater, puddles and droplets of water all around because water assumes its background colour and its raining again. Whoopee do!!

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    1. AS long as it isn't white, Rooko!

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  4. It would also be yellow for me,my first flowering was Jasmine nudiflorum which I know is winter but it is still going followed by yellow crocus and daffodils

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    1. We have winter jasmine too, flowerlady - a yellow waterfall.

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  5. I think you have it spot on there. Though I've not got too many daffodils out yet. All held back by this cold.

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    1. We haven't many out either Annie

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  6. Ha! I just tried to think of the first colour that came to mind and it was peach, then it was purple, then I couldn't stop it! When I first moved into my current home it was autumn so I planted a ton of bulbs in my tiny front garden and in spring I had an amazing display of colour and I don't think my front garden has looked the same since. So when I think of spring I think of my garden that year and it was multi coloured! Yellow daffs, red tulips, blue grape hyacinth, purple irises. I must see if I can find a photo. Your daffs look amazing, I've only just got my first bud today?! Very late this year?

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    1. Peach - an interesting choice Anna. Fruit blossom?

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  7. I think you have hit the nail on the head yellow and fresh green are only right in the spring - especially when the new leaves start to unfurl on the trees.

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    1. I just love the fresh green look Elaine - such a pity it doesn't last long

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  8. Yellow, both daffodilly and primrosey, welcome bursts of punctuating purple, and the zingy green of new hawthorn leaves.

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  9. I think yellow too - Daffodils, Forsythia, Gorse...

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  10. Yellow green and white, preferably with a dash of purple from crocuses. But if I had to pick just one it would be yellow, for daffodils.

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    1. I think yellow seems to be a popular choice, Janet

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  11. Its hard to choose which colour, As long as the plants bloom I am happy.

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    1. I guess things aren't quite as seasonal for you Diana.

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