Gardeners usually choose color and plant combinations that bring them joy or serenity. But what about ones that build team spirit? Thanks to TV and radio host Doug Oster and his book “The Steel City Garden,” people throughout the Pittsburgh area and far beyond are creating “One-of-a-Kind Gardens in Black and Gold.”
So this year we’re challenging our readers to create their own “Team Spirit” gardens! Indianapolis Colts fans, yours is easy if you combine white geraniums with blue lobelia. Minnesota Vikings fans – how about a combination of purple phlox, gold sunflowers and white roses? Seattle Seahawks fans could do a lovely container filled with lime colored sweet potato vine, blue larkspur and bachelor buttons, and white alyssum. Baltimore Oriole’s fans – what about some deep orange marigolds and lantana planted with some black elephant ears in a solid black container.
Or, why not support your local high school team by to creating a community or schoolyard garden that features the team’s colors.
More details on the Team Spirit Contest will be announced on June 1st, including prizes, deadlines and entry submission. In the meantime, as you’re planting and planning your gardens and containers, think of a way that you can show YOUR team spirit by creating a spot in your garden or a patio container boosting your favorite team’s colors and start taking photos!
And remember, team colors can be achieved by more than blooms. Grasses and colorful foliage plants can provide a range of colors – from deep burgundy to lime green! Here are just a few examples of colorful plants.
Click here for more details on Your Easy Garden’s Team Garden Contest and in the meantime, happy planting!