How do you keep your zeal for new plants from creating a haphazard mess? A Virginia designer reveals her secrets
Photo by: Ralph Anderson
One thing you immediately notice here is that so many plants are various shades of yellow. Why? “When I was studying graphic design in college, on the first day of class, my professor asked us to write down our least favorite color,” she recalls. “I wrote, ‘yellow.’ So he made me use only that color for the entire semester. Now I love yellow, because I found out all the incredible things it can do to jolt the eye and bring light to shadow. Yellow works well with just about any other color. It makes you happy.” And Linda is very happy.
A stream trickles through this shade garden illuminated by yellow hostas and golden Japanese forest grass.