Cracking the Color Code

Elizabeth Lawrence is said to have been "obsessed" with color.  Nowhere is that more apparent than in her research notes, a part of which are contained on handwritten 3.5”x5” index cards in her “card catalog.”  When documenting details about every flowering plant she ever grew, Elizabeth noted very specific colors which she matched from one or two (or both) color charts she used throughout her lifetime. 

Bloom Journals + Winter Weather

I always find it fascinating to compare Elizabeth Lawrence's bloom journal entries with what's happening in her garden present-day.  A better biographer this garden could not have had; on-site, we have 30 years of bloom journals - 1953 through 1983.  Here are a couple of entries I recently found interesting: