Color your landscape
This week, Pantone® announced that it had chosen two colors for 2021 Color of the Year. Pantone chose them as colors of a solid foundation (Ultimate Gray, reminiscent of rock or concrete) and of cheerfulness and hope (Illuminating’s sunny yellow).
For the landscape, there is great potential for incorporating this trendy yet comforting color combination.
Plant Select® has introduced a new shrub for 2021, SteppeSuns® Hokubetsi (pictured above, photo courtesy Plant Select), with silver leaves and yellow flowers that fits the bill. It can survive extreme temperatures, is deer resistant, and is pollinator-friendly. Plant Select plants are well-suited to Colorado’s unique conditions.
There is no shortage of sunny, yellow flower options for your landscape throughout the growing season:
• yellow primrose
• black-eyed susan
• gold currant
The warmth of Illuminating would also look great in a gray container. Gray concrete or other hardscape provides a muted background for potted plants in this hopeful, positive color.