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Painting... The Green Ways

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Painting... The Green Ways

Visit ‘Painting the Greenways’ art show and sale, going on now, through April 28!


We delve today, into the artistry of gardening, using plants to paint a vibrant landscape palette. In the garden, every leaf and petal is a stroke of color, texture, and form, contributing to a living masterpiece.


Let's start with foliage, the unsung hero of continuous color. Consider the silvery sheen of lamb's ears or the diverse varieties of heuchera, which offer a dramatic contrast to the greens that dominate. Variegated leaves, such as those of aucuba, add speckles, splashes and splotches of yellow, serving as highlights in the shade garden composition.


Flowers, of course, provide the bursts of intense color. The floriferous nature of annuals ensures a long-lasting display of vivid hues. From the fiery reds of geraniums to the cool blues of ageratum, annuals fill every corner with their chromatic charm. Their abundance and variety allows you to experiment, with new themes each year.


Texture is another essential element. The fine, feathery fronds of ferns contrast beautifully with the broad, waxy leaves of hostas. This interplay of textures adds depth and interest, inviting you to look beyond color alone.


Incorporating these elements, your garden becomes more than just a space—it's a canvas where nature's palette is always evolving. Perhaps your thoughts are pointing towards a literal canvas…


Bates Nursery is proud to sponsor, Painting the Greenways.  Featuring original nature artworks by the Chestnut Group. Painting the Greenways will showcase our beloved greenways, their scenery, flora, and fauna. The show is free and open to the public, and you are bound to recognize some of your favorite spots. Making this even more special, participating artists will be donating nearly half of their sales to Greenways for Nashville in support of the effort to expand and enhance Nashville’s greenways.


This Saturday morning, live at 8 AM, we'll discuss, Painting… the Green Ways, on: “Gardening Inside Out”. Listen to our Podcast anytime! Follow, and contact us:  FacebookEmailInstagram.  Proudly sponsored by EarthMix® Garden Products, and Bates Nursery & Garden Center!


David Bates


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