|Color Our World Round-Up January 2017|
Welcome! It's time for another Color My World Round-Up post. Each month the knowledgeable bloggers from Project Beautiful get creative by writing articles with focus on a particular color. Posts cover a multitude of topics including gardening, home remedies, decor and culinary delights. This month the color is "white" and the authors are sharing their thoughts on all the possibilities of using white in the garden, with some tasty treats to bring along the way. Simply click on the links to read each article, and enjoy!
Next is Terri McNeil Schuler from the Freshman Cook with her recipe for her easy to make and delicious Chicken Marinara Panini. "Happy New Year to everyone! Today we are celebrating Easy Supper Recipes as we kick off a month long celebration of National Sunday Supper month! As much as I love to cook and create new recipes, there are also times when all I want is something simple, easy and tasty. That's how this Chicken Marinara Panini came to be. I always have chicken breasts in the fridge, and if you do too, this recipe is definitely for you! If you cook the chicken the day before, this panini comes together in about 10-15 minutes. Make it in 30 minutes if you cook the chicken as you make the meal. Any way you make it, this Chicken Marinara Panini is sure to become a favorite!"...read more
Now from the gardens, here is Susan Brandt from Blooming Secrets with The Year in Color-White As Snow. "One of our special features this year is something we call “The Year in Color”. Each month we’re going to share with you, our take on the color of the month as determined by our secret panel of experts. This highly scientific selection process (you can tell I am kidding right?) helped choose the color that the panel believes is most associated with that month and then challenged us to take you on a colorful journey each month...What would the winter be without snow? In many areas of the country the color white dominates the landscape at this time of year yet snow isn’t the only “white” source. Indoors our homes can be full of fragrance from forced bulbs like paperwhites and hyacinths or if you are lucky you" ...read more
Next is Lynee Cherot from Sensible Gardening as she discusses Gardening with White Flowers. "Of all the colours flowers come in, my favourite is pure white. White of course is not even a colour, but the absence of colour. White sunlight is a mix of red, orange, yellow, green blue indigo and violet ( just like the rainbow). The colour of an object is the reflection of certain parts of this spectrum of white light. Leaves appear green because they attract all the other colours but reflect the green light. An object appears white because its surface reflects all of the light reaching it and absorbs none. Black on the other hand absorbs all the light and reflects none.Not all white blooms look exactly the same, there are many variable tones. Some white flowers are totally white and others are flushed" ...read more
Karen Creel from Garden Chick enlightens us with the Obedient Plant. "I can’t resist a bargain, and while shopping at Lowe’s last week, I headed to the half off rack at the back of the lot. Perennials were on sale $3.00. I like to find plants that I don’t have and ones that will multiply and fill in the large spaces of my yard. The obedient plant caught my eye, and I chose two. I don’t usually choose white flowers, because I don’t like how they turn brown after a rain. But the tall spiky flowers which resemble snapdragons and the fact that they bloom in late summer and fall, convinced me to put two in my buggy.I planted one of my plants in the herb garden beside the spiderwort. The white of the obedient plant and the purple of the spiderwort will give some color to an otherwise green area. The obedient plant gets its name because the stems will stay in place when bent. But, it’s not very obedient. It easily spreads. You can plant it in a pot with holes, and sink it into the ground to keep it from spreading, or easily dividing the rhizomes to other areas of the garden"...read more