A sea of white flowers is a beautiful sight, peaceful somehow. Keeping one colour – even though you will always have the green foliage to compliment it – is easy on the eye and white gives a particularly romantic touch to a garden, especially when in abundance. You can add some plants with silvery grey foliage or perhaps some ice blue tones without taking away from your theme. In larger gardens you will often find garden rooms entirely in white but you can achieve the same effect with a group of pots on a terrace or using just one flowerbed.
Using white flowering shrubs or climbers around the boundaries you can create a wall of white to surround a lawn, terrace or decorate a walled garden. Viburnum opulus ‘Roseum’ is a lovely choice, with big blousy flowers.
If you already have a silver birch in your garden, consider underplanting it with white. This has a lovely ethereal woodland feel to it and perhaps choose shade loving plants right through from spring to autumn.
Consider painting a piece of furniture white too. It will continue the theme, give it an even more fresh, modern or romantic feel and give you somewhere to sit and enjoy all your hard work.
White planting is a stalwart of the box parterre and for good reason. Fresh and stylish combinations look fantastic against the deep green of buxus or other evergreens and give a cloudy romance to the formal shapes.
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