Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Pantone Color for 2017


The pantone color of the year for '17 is Greenery.  "Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment.  Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose".  This is according to Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.  One thing I can guarantee is Leatrice lives far away from Shelton, Nebraska, possibly in another country even.  Greenery "satisfies our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize".  What the hell does that even mean?  Here's what I think of greenery.  Greenery in the plant world is fantastic and has been fantastic since the creation of the lime green leaf on the ipomea.  There simply is no plant that tolerates our summers like ipomea (sweet potato vine).  You want a beautiful berm in your front yard, plant ipomea.  Many of these plants will grow a 6 feet circle and literally laugh at our 100 degree summers.  If you put them in a pot, be careful of the pot size.  Some of these vines get huge.  There are some newer varieties that are more compact but I still would not plant them in a pot smaller than 12 inches in diameter.  Most like full sun but a few will do well in the shade.  Always check the tag for best placement when planting.