I started thinking about this when all of my white shrubs bloomed at once this spring. They are supposed to bloom in a kind of sequence. The absence of color was just as, if not more powerful, than a garden full of color.
Just the spireas–lilacs & fothergilla were blooming too
I know the idea is not new, but white has a symbolic power beyond the absence of color and I think it’s appropriate for our times.
The staircase at Chanel for the 2009 Haute Couture collection
photo via Chanel
A puff of dandelion seeds (plenty of those around here)
A lace table cloth
Weathered Picket Fence
Dodecatheon meadia–native and beautiful
Photo via Vanderbilt.edu
The White Garden at Sissinghurst
photo via Meade/flickr.com