Honeysuckle - Pantone Color of the Year 2011

January 19, 2011

california-poppy-carmineThe Pantone Color Institute has announced their “color of the year” choice for 2011.  It’s honeysuckle!  Most of us immediately think of the yellow and white honeysuckle flowers we grew up with.  Pantone, however, has something more exciting in mind for us this coming year.  The honeysuckle color they chose is a vibrant reddish-pink, much like the color of the California Poppy Carmine King variety in the picture.  Not only will this shade of honeysuckle be used to set the stage for the varieties and colors of flowers that may be used in weddings this year, but also what color will be fashionable with clothes and even sport’s water bottles.
It appears they chose this color as a symbol of hope for 2011.  It’s intended to give us all a lift as we leave the challenges we faced in 2010 and look forward to better times in 2011.  
So, as we all continue our journey through 2011 may flowers of many varieties and colors brighten your life!

Best Fall Foliage Pictures

November 1, 2008

I was over at the Country Gardener Blog today and saw her post about The Best Fall Colors at
And It is true it was some of the best fall colors I have seen this year. She is in Canada so I am not sure if that makes a difference. Read more