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Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola; 50 Shades of Silver

Sea Holly

Sea Holly

When I was in the UK doing my Garden Tour I fell in love with Grey/Silver plants and foliage. The garden of Vita Sackville-West at Sissinghurst, had an entire garden devoted to these colors!

Sissinghurst Garden, Cranbrook, Kent, UK

Sissinghurst Garden, Cranbrook, Kent, UK

 

Sissinghurst Garden, Cranbrook, Kent, UK

Sissinghurst Garden, Cranbrook, Kent, UK

 

Other gardens had the silver plants here and there, mingling with the hot, red and yellow flowers or used as blenders with the blue. I have decided this year to add silver foliage and flowers to my garden as well. Maybe I’ll end up with 50 shades of Silver! When you start looking for these plants there are lots out there to pick from! I think I will be starting with my favorite Sea Holly! Then add Snow in Summer, (a ground cover) Dusty Miller, Lamb’s Ears, and more Lavender, called Lavender Cotton. I think I grow that already in a pot. You can see these plants Here!

In the end I may end up looking like this gal!

The Silver Gal

The Silver Gal

Silver is a metallic color that was first offered in the Crayola Collection from 1903 until 1915. Then it was offered only in bulk until 1944 and then in assortments from 1944 until 1949. It was also known as Harbor Lights in the “Colors of Baltimore” series and Ghostly Silver in the Halloween Crayon sets. My favorite, is Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, a silver color in the “Discovery” series.

This post is just one of many in the Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola ChallengeDay 95!

Check out some of the other 150+ challenge participants, it’s amazing what we have done with the Crayola colors in the past 96 days!

 

4 Responses to “Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola; 50 Shades of Silver”

    • CadyLuck Leedy

      I can’t wait to go to the nursery and look for these plants! The temperature has dropped down in the 50’s here so I am waiting for the return of warm weather this weekend! Back to the 70’s !

      Reply
      • thegenealogygirl

        Where I live I have to wait until about Mother’s Day. I usually can’t so I buy everything before, keep it on my porch unplanted, water it and haul it inside on the nights it’s going to freeze or get close. I do plant the pots for my porch and do the same thing. The reason I monkey with all that is to make sure I get what I want before the “Mother’s Day Rush”. It’s amazing how many things sell out completely and don’t come back in stock around here. Happy planting!

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