Favorite Yellow Flowered Bulbs--TOW

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Thu, 22 Jan 2004 09:35:07 PST
Lee asked,

>First of all, why do so many of you dislike yellow so much (and orange 
>even more so it seems;

The conventional wisdom is that women gardeners like pastels and pinks, and 
men like deeper, brighter colors, but I think that's wrong. However, there 
are a lot of flowers in the lavender-pink range, and these do not look good 
with strong gold-yellow and orange colors, so the latter may be banished 
from some gardens, especially small ones, because of the clash. I like all 
colors of flowers myself but keep those two color families separate if 
possible. In spring it isn't much of a problem because there are few 
lavender-pink flowers here at that time, except for Erica carnea cultivars 
and rhododendrons, which do not grow here in the same areas as daffodils 
and other yellow-flowered bulbs.

Like Ken Hixson, who also lives in western Oregon, I think bright gold 
crocuses are great this time of year, when it is normally gray and dismal here.

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon

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