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Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola; Asparagus

My Vegetable Garden

My Vegetable Garden

 

My Vegetable Garden

My Vegetable Garden

 

My Vegetable Garden

My Vegetable Garden

 

My Vegetable Garden

My Vegetable Garden

 

Fruits of My Labor

Fruits of My Labor

 

Fruits of My Labor

Fruits of My Labor

Asparagus is a tone of green that is named after the vegetable. Crayola created this color in 1993 as one of the 16 to be named in the Name the Color Contest.

Another name for this color is asparagus green. The first recorded use of “asparagus green” as a color name in English was in 1805.

It is also the color of a wild asparagus plant blowing in the wind of the 1949 classic film Sands of Iwo Jima.

My “Woodland Garden” is a postage-stamp sized back yard, that is fenced off from a forest of trees. My “Cottage Garden” is a strip of ground resembling the seal of an envelope. Long and very narrow. So my “garden” is a postage stamp and envelope!

One year, I decided to broaden my horizons and invest in an allotment that our neighborhood church provided. I rented my spot and set off. Mind you I didn’t know a thing about growing vegetables. I planted a lot of lettuce. Many varieties of lettuce, all planted at the same time. They came up very nicely. So did the onions, peppers, and herbs. The plants looked so beautiful, and every day I would hike up the hill to the church and cut my lettuce. And cut lettuce. And cut lettuce. The pictures represent the fruit of my labor.

I did not grow asparagus, but surely one of these nice greens should be the color of asparagus?

This post is just one of many in the Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola Challenge! Enjoy!

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