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Colour my Spring Garden: Chartreuse

Helleborus argutifolius

Helleborus argutifolius

Chartreuse - a color half way between green and yellow. To me, it is the color of many young spring buds. Full of texture from smooth hellebore blooms to wrinkles of leaves. You can see it lightly painting the hillsides of Seattle from the catkins of the alders to the samaras of the Big Leaf Maples. It is such a great accent and beginning to Spring.

Euphorbia myrsinites

Euphorbia myrsinites

Euphorbia characias hybrid
Euphorbia characias hybrid

Hacquetia epipactis
Hacquetia epipactis

Ribes sanguineum 'Brocklebankii;
Ribes sanguineum 'Brocklebankii'

Dicentra spectabilis ‘Gold Heart’
Dicentra spectablis 'Gold Heart'

Helleborus orientalis
Helleborus orientalis

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Comments (4)

Oh my - the photos in this post and the two before it are really exquisite!

I've just caught up and they made my afternoon. How lovely!

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Marta, wow! These beautiful flowers are all in your garden. You are very talented. They're so beautiful. You take the best close-up photos!

Thanks so much for sharing!

I don't know where I was when colors were taught but for some reason, I always thought chartreuse was a pinkish purplish color until a couple of years ago when I ordered a pack of chartreuse construction paper for my class. I was in shock when it arrived! I guess I should have seen this post first :)

Beautiful flowers. Your yard and garden must be amazing! And I do like this color :)


I just love these photos, Marta. Makes me feel like spring even if it is going down to 35 tonight.

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