Sunny | Solstice | Yellow

The solstice is on Sunday so  I’m celebrating with inspiration for sun colored gardens. Last year I honored it with images of the sun.

Solstice Palette 300x166 Sunny | Solstice | Yellow
Palette created on colourlovers.com

I find yellow to be the most difficult color to use outside of plants–there are some really great yellow blooming and yellow foliage plants btw.  Yellow never fades into the background unless it’s with other yellows or in a cacophony of brights–and that’s the challenge.

Dark Yellow Sky Blue Hand Painted Chinese Floral Parasol Sunny | Solstice | Yellow
Parasol
yellow chair1 225x300 Sunny | Solstice | Yellow
Bouquet
hakonechloa macra all gold 300x225 Sunny | Solstice | Yellow
Hakonechloa macra ‘All Gold’
gold finch 250x300 Sunny | Solstice | Yellow
Gold Finch
mustard fields 300x176 Sunny | Solstice | Yellow
Field of mustard
big sky sunrise north creek 238x300 Sunny | Solstice | Yellow
Echinacea x ‘Big Sky Sunrise’
sidi bou said tun131 199x300 Sunny | Solstice | Yellow
Door
Cercis canadensis Hearts of Gold Golden Judas Tree RedBud 300x300 Sunny | Solstice | Yellow
Cercis canadensis ‘Hearts of Gold’
adirondack chair Sunny | Solstice | Yellow
Adirondack Chair
moonbeam coreopsis 484 300x225 Sunny | Solstice | Yellow
Coreopsis ‘Moonbeam’
Converse All Star yellow lo E6FE92EB Sunny | Solstice | Yellow
All Stars

Enjoy the sun, it will be December before you know it!  If it rains, just grab your yellow slicker and be your own sun…

Sources and credits top to bottom:  Parasol, Bouquet (unknown found on imagespark.com, HakonechloaGold Finch, Mustard Field, Echinacea, Yellow Door, Cercis (unknown), Adirondack chair, Coreopsis, All Stars

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About Susan aka Miss. R

Professional landscape designer, lover of the land and all things design.
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6 Responses to Sunny | Solstice | Yellow

  1. Liza says:

    Ooh, what a cheerful post!

    Thank you…we’re always cheerful on a sunny day aren’t we?

  2. Jane says:

    Wonderful selection of yellows, esp the parasol, and keds – oh, they are all terrific. Evening Primroses have had a banner year in MMX…and I’ve been promoting a gentle yellow to a client for her house color!! Thanks, Susan, for the cheery post!

    oh Jane, your mention of the primroses the other day was partially the inspiration for this, so double thanks!

  3. OMG that Cercis ‘Hearts of Gold!’ MUST FIND! Beautiful post, Susan, I love your color sense.

    ‘Hearts of Gold’ is relatively new. Started seeing in 4-5 years ago as little tiny trees in one of the nurseries here. It’s not common at retail–in fact I’ve only seen it wholesale…maybe mail order.

  4. What a fun post! Loved it!

    Happy to have you visit on such a ‘sunny’ day!

  5. You are the Yeats of yellow. Not only enjoyed this, I learned something, too.

  6. Coming round to yellow at last in my life.
    Not sure whether that is a growth in me colourwise or just says something about life!

    Your posts always stimulate thought, which after all is the purpose of posting!

    Best Wishes

    Robert

    Thank you for the wonderful complement Robert! If I’m going to spend time thinking and writing about something, I hope it sparks some thought elsewhere. I’m delighted to hear that it does!

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