Color is the cure for the winter grays

By the time mid-March rolls around, we have cabin fever and some even suffer from seasonal affective disorder, caused by sunlight deprivation. We’re sick of gray, dreary landscapes.

I know of a cure lurking beneath those soggy leaves: Color! I like to design with lots of this and I know that bountiful color cures the blahs. Try spring-blooming rock garden perennials like Dianthus ‘Neon Star,’ Creeping Phlox ‘Emerald Cushion Pink’ and Violas.

These low maintenance flowers have electric hues and are semi-evergreen, which means a bit more winter color, too. In the heat of the summer they need little water. The local deer will stroll on by because they don’t like these cultivars. It’s a gardener’s cure that’ll help you get your mojo back!

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Volume 3, Issue 6, Posted 10:02 AM, 03.22.2011