Colour of the year: Ul­tra vi­brant ul­tra vi­o­let

Manitoba Gardener Magazine - - CONTENTS -

After the fresh Green­ery of 2017, gar­den­ers can get ex­cited about the bril­liant tone of this year’s Ul­tra Vi­o­let. We’re talk­ing about the colour of the year as cho­sen by Pan­tone, the colour stan­dards peo­ple.

This bril­liant colour was cho­sen for its mys­ti­cal, spir­i­tual prop­er­ties that pro­mote mind­ful­ness, en­er­gize the viewer and in­spire con­nec­tion. For gar­den­ers, there is a healthy set of choices among the ul­tra vi­o­let plants that can do all those good things for you in your gar­den this year.

• For the most stun­ning vi­o­lets, there are a num­ber of lu­mi­nes­cent morn­ing glo­ries, some with a con­trast­ing cen­tre, that will help you start off the day with fresh en­ergy.

• The hum­ble cro­cus, har­bin­ger of spring, has a morn­ing fresh ul­tra vi­o­let hue.

• Ver­bena ‘Homestead Pur­ple’ is a very strong ul­tra vi­o­let shade.

• Ox­alis ‘Sum­mer Wine’ or ‘Fran­cis’ sport lit­tle pink flow­ers that you will prob­a­bly cut to put in your pansy vase.

There are plenty of flow­ers, like this cro­cus, that come close to this bril­liant colour for the gar­den.

The of­fi­cial colour of the year: Ul­tra Vi­o­let.

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