Although I love the allure of the gorgeous hues in the spring and summer garden, I am partial to the simplicity of green and white flower arrangements year round.  The palate of green and white is simple, serene, and soothing. Sometimes just an effortless arrangement of  variegated foliage in a vase can make an elegant statement. Here are a some of my favorite green and whites…

I can never resist posting my Mississippi pictures.  These were taken in my family’s garden about two weeks ago.


Delicate cascading spirea blooms are wonderful in arrangements..

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These Francee hostas, forming  a huge border near the terrace, are magnificent, and usually have gorgeous blooms later in the season…



A  white peony – perfection!


Pictured below are two scenes from the garden of my friend and  Master Gardener Lisa Mann when she lived in Homewood about four years ago.  The Japanese Snowball and climbing rose are heavenly.  Her snowball is the prettiest I’ve ever seen.  Unfortunately, these photographs weren’t available when I did this post earlier in the spring.

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Oak Leaf Hydrangea, one of the few hydrangeas native to our country, are abundant in our area.  I only wished they bloomed all summer…



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This gorgeous privet covered arbor leads into a garden in my neighborhood . . .


Confederate Jasmine, with its sweet fragrance and pinwheel shaped flowers, is always an appealing Spring favorite – no matter where you find it growing…

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Ligustrum has been in plentiful supply around here…


A shady area of Kimberly Queen ferns growing along running trail at Sandestin …..


Dusty Miller and white violas create a picturesque scene in the garden of Rhoda Webber..


I love the lush growth of oregano and rosemary in my herb garden and often cut these for flower arranging..


Green and white in containers is so refreshing…


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White angelonia and white pintas last in my garden for months.


I hope you have enjoyed the green and whites of spring.  Foliage is a major component of any garden design and carries a garden through each season – long after the flower blooms have faded from our memory.  Whether planting permanent additions or perennials in your garden, hopefully, you have gotten some new landscape inspiration for your garden.  * Stay posted:  GREEN AND WHITE TABLESCAPES COMING SOON!


  1. Thanks for including a couple of my pictures in this issue…brings back memories and I would like to say even in a small home and a small yard…it is possible to create a lush garden with a stroll around area to enjoy.
    Even though it was the size of a postage stamp…it had enough space to give a gardener plenty to do! 🙂

    Who loves a garden still his Eden keeps,
    Perennial pleasures plants, and wholesome harvest reaps.
    Amos Bronson Alcott

    • I loved your Homewood garden, and I can’t wait to see how you transform your new place in Atlanta! You need to do “before” and “after” pictures. LOVE the Alcott quote. Thanks so much for sharing..

  2. Oakleaf Hydrangea is my favorite!! It is beautiful in all season… we went horseback riding yesterday near the Natchez Trace and the woods were full of Oakleaf Hydrangea!!

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