Today’s blossoms are lemony yellows and vibrant purples, with just a touch of white.
According to Sensational Color, “Yellow is psychologically the happiest color in the color spectrum.”
The color purple uplifts. “It calms the mind and the nerves and encourages creativity.”
Yellow and purple are complimentary on the color wheel. They always look beautiful together. No wonder these flowers make me happy.
Salvia Leucantha ‘Mexican Sage‘ thrives in our planting zone. Its drought-tolerant, requiring virtually no water once established. It’s also a magnet for beneficial bees and hummingbirds and neighborhood kids. Those beautiful flowers are as soft as they look. This one occupies a small space in our “sidewalk strip” next to the driveway.
Our well-established Pittosporum is probably as old as the house. We’ve lived here for 16 years and it was fully grown when we moved in. It produces beautiful yellow flowers in the spring, and variegated leaves year round. The squirrels use it as a stepping stool to the neighboring pine.
Not only does our orange tree produce a bounty of fruit but it blooms these sweetly fragrant blossoms every spring. Our tree currently houses a squirrel’s nest! It provides great shade in the summer months, but we stay clear of it at dusk when the rats stop by for a treat.
These Serbian Bellflowers are new to our garden this year. This is the first of the plants to bloom. I’m looking forward to the day when they are all covered with these tiny, star-like flowers. Aren’t they sweet?
Hummingbirds love these gorgeous yellow flowers. This lovely graces our front side yard near the smaller Magnolia by our deck.
What’s blooming in your garden today?
- Flowers and Color Trends (proflowers.com)
- Blooming Thursday: The Color of the Day is Pink (gardeningnirvana.wordpress.com)
- Santa Monica Mountains Wildflower Report (naturalhistorywanderings.com)