Do you have white in the garden? Every year, I buy a flat of white Impatiens to use in my containers and in spots throughout the garden.
They add balance and bright spots, and you can usually get the flat at a discount as a loss leader at a big box store, saving money along the way.
Here are five other reasons to use the color white in the garden:
- White is the color of purity and often gives you the feeling of calm and serenity.
- White gives your eyes a break in an otherwise vibrant landscape or container garden.
- White adds light to shady areas.
- White can be seen clearly in the evening as it reflects the moonlight. Some even create a “Moon Garden” using lots of white flowers, variegated foliage, and silver-toned plants to enjoy in the evening.
- A white border adds light to a walkway and can make an entrance look crisp and clean.
One of the most famous white gardens is The White Garden at Sissinghurst Castle in Kent, England. Inspired by this white garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, in Staten Island, NY created their own white garden and you can too.