White is fresh, crisp and clean. It's revival and newness. It's that clean laundry scent wafting over from your neighbors' house...or maybe that's the bacon smell? Oh well. White is underestimated. Some people even think it's boring. Think plain vanilla ice cream with no hot fudge or sprinkles. But brides wear white and weddings aren't typically boring, especially with all the behind-the-scenes drama going on. But I digress. A good dose of white makes every other plant in your garden pop, like those colored sprinkles on vanilla ice cream. They highlight. That's what we're aiming for. Pinks, blues and yellows next to white plants, what could be more lovely or suggestive of spring? That's why we're talking about specific white plants today that you might want added to your garden. Not sure what the weather is like in your neck of the woods, but here, although chilly, we are seeing bulbs peeking up from the ground like buried treasure. This is my must-have white list for your spring garden.
I'm not lazy and I don't think you are either. But this doesn't mean we want to spend all our time working in the garden and zero time enjoying it. Book and lemonade in hand please! So as I get...ahem...older, I'm working on creating a space that I spend less time slaving over and more time savoring. This means incorporating plants and shrubs that don't fuss too much. But first, you have to consider the location. Is the spot you are filling full-sun, shade and/or have dry or wet soil? Once you've answered that, you are golden. Here are sixteen plants that fit the bill for each location that are easy peasy. And now is a fantastic time to start collecting many of these perennials cheap as nurseries and big box stores alike are purging plants like it's their job...because it is. And sure, I know the above picture is an annual geranium, but then again, I've had many survive our harsh Buffalo winters in my basement. So they're hardy to say the least!
Hi, I'm Laura and hail from Western New York. I consider myself a lifelong learner who loves gardening with a 360 degree view. Thanks for stopping by!
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