Color Inspiration Week 5: Mom's Flower Boxes

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I'm home (like home home - as in Cedar Rapids, Iowa) for a few days to see my best friend before she moves across the country, which means I get to see my mom's legen - WAIT FOR IT - dary flowers boxes. I'm not kidding. These things are freaking awesome.

Mom usually switches up the flower boxes each year, but this is a repeat of last year because they're basically the perfect combination of flowers & coleus & greenery & all that good stuff. And they are just loaded with the hue greenery as well (the 2017 Pantone color of the year) which may or may not be my favorite color of the year ever (*gasp!*).

She doesn't know I took these photos, so she's probably going to be mad at me for posting this since she hasn't had time to dead head (AKA prune) her flowers since coming home from her latest trip. Sorry, mom! They look great to me!

 

Photos & Background

 I can't get over that deep purple leaf thing (I don't know the names of plants as well as I should). I'm swooning imagining it as a natural dye. I may have to steal a few clippings...

I can't get over that deep purple leaf thing (I don't know the names of plants as well as I should). I'm swooning imagining it as a natural dye. I may have to steal a few clippings...

 Donna got the memo about greenery. Pantone would be proud.

Donna got the memo about greenery. Pantone would be proud.

 

Pantone Color Palette

I love this split complement color scheme. Complementary colors are those across from each other on the color wheel; split complements mean you have one color & then add the colors on the either side of the original color's complementary color. It sounds a lot more complicated than it is. It creates a lovely but funky color scheme, a variation of which can be found below.

 

Yarn Connections

It took me way too long to pick out the yarn for this week. I think its because I had it in my mind that it definitely had to be yarn my mom would love, since these are her flower boxes after all. And I wanted it to be something special, & probably foreign because that's just fun. Finally I clicked over to Biches & Buches - a gorgeous French fiber paradise that I've been admiring for at least a year. And, of course, they had everything I needed! The following yarns are a mix of their petite wool & petite wool cashmere - which is just like the petite wool but with a bit of cashmere blended in (I know - *swoon*). 

 From left to right: 23 - Burgundy, 5 - Light Rose (cashmere), 11 - Forest Green, 12 - Light Green, 4- Medium Grey (cashmere). Photos by  Biches & Buches .

From left to right: 23 - Burgundy, 5 - Light Rose (cashmere), 11 - Forest Green, 12 - Light Green, 4- Medium Grey (cashmere). Photos by Biches & Buches.