Green is the color of comfort, at least it is for me. It’s the color — whether it’s during a mid-winter trip to Florida or those early days of spring or those boiling days of summer — that holds me and comforts me, cradles me and soothes me. It’s as if green pulls me close and says, “I’m here. I’ve returned. I didn’t abandon you. Just breathe. . .”
And this year, green is definitely making up for the winter white that wouldn’t quit. Leaves. Stems. Blooms. It’s all green, all the time. In fact, it’s a bit amazing how green green can be — and how quickly it seems to fill every inch of woodland, meadow, and side street. In my own garden, I have the annual worry that there are too many bare spots — and then green arrives, just in time to stop me from buying filler plants.
So, on this first day of summer, a celebration of green — and a few other colors that are beginning to make an appearance.