These are a few of the flowers I get to work with. I do not know any of the cultivars. Some are blooming a bit early because of the prior warm weather.

If you are easily offended, you should not read this article I wrote earlier about my favorite color: https://tonytomeo.wordpress.com/2017/09/21/white-supremacy/

1. American plumP80224
2. rhododendronP80224+
3. azaleaP80224++
4. camelliaP80224+++
5. zonal geraniumP80224++++
6. callaP80224+++++
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34 thoughts on “Six on Saturday: My Favorite Color

      1. We have some in our garden but the name comes because of this: In the early days the tubers of Z. aethiopica were boiled and fed to pigs, hence the vernacular name “pig lily” – from the SANBI website.

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    1. Um . . . no. White is my favorite color, and although I like pictures of the White Garden, and other white gardens, (and I even like small white gardens here) I would not want anyone to know that I did something that could be construed as trendy. The white garden fad years ago sort of cheapened it for me here, although I know other cultures have a better appreciation for it.

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    1. Thank you. Not many like geraniums. It only looks that good because it is a closeup. the plants are rather scrawny because of shade. I intend to take pieces to put in sunnier spots, although white geraniums tend to hold their dead flowers when they bloom well. I love white, and I love geraniums, but white geraniums are not my favorite.

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    1. Camellia happens to be one flower that really is nice in white. I think that pink is cliche for them. There are so many flowers that are prettier in other colors, like bougainvillea, crape myrtle and petunia.

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  1. I do love a white garden. There is one at Hidcote, and I am longing to visit Sissinghurst. I have a small area in my own garden devoted to white only flowers. One of these is a geranium similar to yours above. The pure white flowers always have such an effect, not sire why but they do. I also love Sweet Pea “White supreme”, Jasmine officionalis, and Philadelphus.

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    1. White can go either way. Callas, camellias, rhododendrons, oleanders, roses, carnations and narcissus really excel at white; while (like I mentioned earlier) crape myrtle and bougainvillea look best with other colors. I do not like white gardens as much as I like white flowers.

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    1. Yes, white shows off other colors well, especially red. Not only is it my favorite, but it also happens to work well for us because it looks good in all the shade. More colorful colors go in the sunnier spots, although there are bright pink naked ladies here and there in both sun and shade. They actually look good in the shade too.

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  2. I don’t garden, but I do love white flowers, and Texas is filled with beautiful white natives: white prickly poppy is a special favorite. I was quite taken with that geranium; I’ve never seen a white one, and that’s a beauty.

    Another thing I enjoy is finding white morphs of our natives. They seem to occur more often among lavender, pink, and blue flowers. I think I’ve found a half dozen so far, including prairie gentian, basket-flower, and meadow pinks (Sabatia campestris).

    I really enjoyed this post, and am glad to have found your blog.

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    1. White geraniums are less popular because they hold their flowers after they deteriorate. It is necessary to groom the dead flowers off to keep them looking neat. Also, the flowers can get roasted by the sun.
      Years ago, we would find pale purple or pale white morphs of our otherwise bright orange California poppy. They were not very pretty. There are now several varieties of California poppy in lavender (pale purple), cream (pale white), yellow, reddish orange, rust and with double flowers. However, none are as pretty as the classic simple orange. There are just some things that should not be messed with. They are fun to find in the wild, but should be left there.

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    2. White prairie gentian? I had to think about that one. Are there white blue bonnets? I have seen the Texas A & M red blue bonnets, but I did not like them as much as the classic blue blue bonnets. Blue, red and white might be cool though . . . you know for those situations where a mix would be nice.


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