I know what you are thinking. Beige is a garden color? But bear with me. I know beige is not a considered a standard garden color. Most books on garden colors focus on bright flower colors, but beige does has a significant place in the color schemes of most gardens.
Beige is found in statuary, the weathered wood of backyard fences, in stonework and in garden paths of fine pea gravel. It is also the principal color of fall grasses and the garden as it drops off into its winter slumber.
Here are some of my favorite garden neutrals of past summer.
Locally grown garlic at the Ottawa Farmer's Market
Produce Baskets at Humber Nursery, Toronto.
Private garden, Mississauga Ontario. Stone and pebbles are beautiful garden neutrals
A robin takes a bath in a pool of water. Private garden, Mississauga Ontario.
Sedum growing in a crevice of an old stump. Private garden, Georgetown Ontario.
Hey, I have to squeeze in one dog picture! This is Chelsea, one of my favorite garden tour guides. Chelsea resides at Butts Flower & Berry Farm in Rockwood, Ontario.
An angel in my neighbor's front garden. The vines are real, but the daises are not.
Miscanthus blowing in the wind, Hamilton, Ontario
The Miscanthus in detail
A wildflower gone to seed
A spent clematis in my back garden this fall
Seed pods on a winter's day
My Oakleaf hydrangea this past fall glowing the late day sun
Stay warm and have a great weekend, everyone!