Your Daily Dose of Natural Beauty, courtesy Advertiser Zenith Holland Nursery – Bright Black-eyed Susan brings cheer:

Today we re-visit the ever popular Black-eyed Susan or Thumbergia. As you may recall from our previous coverage, this plant is available in a variety of colors, but the classic is just as seen above – bright orange petals surrounding a brown/black center.

As you gaze at the vibrant petals do you feel warm? If you said ‘yes’ you are not alone, in fact research has shown a variety of common associations with colors which are useful in considering when choosing plants for your garden. When surveyed, study participants report that colors such as yellow and orange do indeed create a sense of physical warmth. In addition, orange attracts attention and will tend to draw us toward them. This suggest that planting the Black-eyed Susan at the end of a pathway will welcome visitors onward.

The bright orange of Black-eyed Susan can also create associations of happiness, bringing a sense of cheer to the garden or container arrangement. Orange also has spiritual associations and is undeniably eye-catching. Add to that their ability to attract pollinators such as hummingbirds, bees and butterflies and you have many reasons to choose Thumbergia to bring bright orange shades of happiness into the garden.

Interested in a bit more on the psychology of color? Check this out:


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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