Every year, without fail, I find some small part of a robin’s egg. I always pick it up and admire its unique blue-green hue. This year, when I found a tiny piece of shell, it got me thinking about using the color in gardens. When I was working in fashion, we would obsess over the EXACT shade of blue-green and then we would then obsess some more over what exactly to name the color. Robin’s Egg Blue, Turquoise, Sky Blue, Teal (how 80s!), or Seafoam (how 90s!)–no matter what it’s called–in the garden it can be a happy and unexpected addition. I have a new landscape design client who will love this color, so here’s some of the images I’ve been looking at for inspiration for her garden.
Photo credits top to bottom: Robin’s Egg/10000birds.com; Door/Stock.xchng.com; Box/Tiffany & Co; Wall/KarinErisson; Violas/seedman.com; Courtyard/Josh Massey, Olive Jar/Bauer Pottery; Indigo Bunting/AllHart via Flickr; Lap Pool/S. Cohan