Spring Colour inspired by the Oscars
Oscar dresses are mirroring the English Spring colour this year with yellows, red and peach and the softer tones. So whilst we might not have the occasion to wear an Oscar dress, we can all have the joy of the colour in our garden with some Plants for the Spring. I’ve reviewed the dresses
Plants for Spring
The beautiful dress designed by Stella McCartney and worn by Olivia Munn reminded me of the colour of Geum ‘Dolly North’ which I like planting with Euphorbia martinii. The Euphorbia’s little
Lamprocapos previously Dicentra Spectabilis Valentine, well known for it’s drooping heart shaped flowers, this is a lovely red colour with slightly dark stems. This is perfect for a shady spot but if you have a sunny area that could do with a lovely splash of red try, Pulsatilla vulgaris ‘Rode Klokke’. Pulsatilla’s not only have large flowers but when the flower dies they have a wonderful silvery seedheads that you just want to touch.
Alicia Vikander wore a dusty yellow Louis Vuitton, if you’d like a little spring yellow in your garden, Doronicum x excelsum ‘Harpur Crewe’ is a lovely bright yellow flower that will brighten up any shady or semi shady spot in the spring time. Prumulas vulgaris, whilst the common primrose I adore them, they soft yellow 5 petalled flower with it’s darker yellow centre cheer up any spring morning.
For a lovely deep blue not quite as dark as Brie Larsons’ but beautiful non the less try Omphalodes Cappadocia ‘Cherry Ingram’ another shade loving plant but plant in in a shady corner and add some lime green with ferns to the area such as Dryopteris cycadina.
For those that prefer softer tones, the Tulip Angelique is one of my favourites and if you find some, you can always place them in your garden in pots and remember to buy the bulbs them later in the year. Pulmonaria ‘Sissinghurst White’ is a lovely spreading ground cover plant, plant that with some Hosta ‘Sum and Substance’.