Your Daily Dose of Natural Beauty, courtesy Advertiser Zenith Holland Nursery – Osteospermum in autumnal tones:

This quick shot highlights some of the wide variety of colors you will find in African Daisies, or officially: Osteospermum. Most of the colors we have shared in our series of posts on this sun-loving bloomer have been quite vibrant in oranges and purples, however you can find Osteospermum in a variety of other tones including the dusty Sienna to yellow variegated combo here.

Love the unusual tones but not sure how to work them into your garden design? We have often been puzzled by similar situations until we spent a little time looking at color theory. The chart below graphically depicts some of the color relationships you can use when designing your garden… or anything really.

Color theory is a set of principles for working with colors and creating harmonious combinations or mixtures. For example you can create combinations which are “analogous”, where the colors are all similar to one another but are different tones from deeper to lighter. Or you could select “complementary” tones which are basically opposite from one another on the color wheel and will therefore pleasantly balance one another. There are quite a few possibilities. Why not take a look and consider how to create your own backyard masterpiece?

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This “Daily Dose of Natural Beauty” is brought to you by Zenith Holland Nursery, thanking you and the South King County community for your continuing support.

As a designated “Essential Business” member of the Food and Agriculture sector, Zenith Holland Nursery is operating daily offering a broad selection of edibles including fruits and cool season vegetable starts that can be planted now. Owner/Operator Lyn Robinson and her husband are on site daily to assist customers with their horticultural needs, while other staff remain safely at home.

If you are one of the many folks who would like to seize your stay-at-home time to plant a Victory garden, Zenith Holland can help. They are a local resource for seeds, soil and fertilizer. While practicing social distancing measures on site, they can also answer questions or orders by phone.

Established in 1907, Zenith Holland Nursery is proud to be the oldest continually operating business in Des Moines. They specialize in growing and providing quality plants ranging from hardy perennials to culinary herbs, colorful annuals, sedums, ground covers and hanging baskets. The nursery sits on just over an acre of land with eleven greenhouses.

Zenith Holland is located just south of downtown Des Moines at 23260 Marine View Drive South (map below).

Their current hours are:

    • Monday through Sunday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. so you can shop small, shop local, shop essential.

Zenith Holland Nursery
23260 Marine View Drive South
Des Moines, WA 98198

Phone: (206) 878-7002

Website: https://www.zenithholland.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZenithHollandGardens/

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