A doctorate in designing colorful gardens

Christiansted, VI(Zone 11)

World's first scientific study of color in garden plants.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/06/090605075219.htm

(But who cuts her hair!!!??)

Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico(Zone 11)

Also interesting that she studies color and dresses entirely in shades of gray.

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

ROTFLOL!!! the hair comment....good one!
But did you see the more important article!?
Mathematicians Analyze Beer Bubbles to Peer Deeper into the Structure of Materials

Richmond, TX(Zone 9a)

laughing about haircut. Just when I was almost convinced that anything goes in the way of garden colors. Dr. Nina has to come out w/ this fancy study. Wouldn't it be something to be able to attend her lecture, assuming it is in English.

Christiansted, VI(Zone 11)

She's welcome at my house anytime! Her rather unstylish looks might come from not seeing herself as a part of a garden?

I don't dress up for digging!

But that haircut is a punishment to all. lol

Lee's Summit, MO(Zone 6a)

Do any of you watch Ace of Cakes? That's how Mary Alice, the manager of the bakery, cuts her bangs - I just want to yell at her 'that looks STUPID' - guess they can't afford a regular haircut, but it seems they could find a friend to cut their hair - even I could do better than that - I wouldn't do that to my dog! LOL

Christiansted, VI(Zone 11)

Bow wow.

Christiansted, VI(Zone 11)

You know, there ARE cartoon characters with haircuts like that! Plus, she's European, and everything is different there.

NO OFFENSE!! to anyone!!!

But she'd look silly with a Farrah Faucette, hey?

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

Perhaps is she studied the beer bubbles, it might help

Kwajalein, Marshall Islands(Zone 11)

Well, I just had to see this haircut you all were laughing about, and then I read the article. I'm sorry, but I sincerely believe that beauty is in the eye of the beholder...the colors in anyone's garden are what they consider beautiful, not what someone else thinks. How can anyone receive a doctorate in something so subjective!?!?

Yokwe,
Shari

Christiansted, VI(Zone 11)

Shari,

Colors can clash. The wrong red next a chartruse... Coleus people sometimes just mix up everything, and maybe it works, and maybe not.

Once in a while you see some flowers that are SO lovely together. There's a leggy plant with strap leaves that has rich purple petunia-like flowers. It looks wonderful mixed in with light blue plumbago.

Bougainvillea can look kind fo clashy, umm, white with dark red and dark purple in equal amounts. Then there's a gorgeous white/pale pink/pale orange-gold that seems to sparkle.

And etc.

I'm sure the lady is the nicest person on earth, and tho' fun, kind of mean of us, ME, to laugh at her haircut. I doubt she has ever been the bimbo. But it is a funny trim.

I'm proud of her, to have a new and unique Doctorate!

Kwajalein, Marshall Islands(Zone 11)

Molamola, I'm sure you are right, and I don't think anyone meant anything in a "mean" spirit. My comments were based on experience. I have a friend who is color blind, yet loves to garden. His perceptions of the combinations are totally different than mine, yet they are beautiful to him. Knowing this man has given me a better acceptance of what people put in their gardens. But I still can't understand this doctorate. To me it is almost as bad as the woman a few years ago who received a degree in "Barbie"! Ludicrous!

Yokwe,
Shari

Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico(Zone 11)

uh oh, I love those plantings of equal dark red and white bougainvillea. We have one here that has both colors on the same vine. Plus, I just planted a true red with a gold or yellow. I have to agree that while there are some colors that are pleasing to most everyone there are also combinations that are only pleasing to a few. We joke here about how people from the north come down and paint their house and everything inside it beige, then they have a huge change of heart and paint everything a different wild color. Both extremes are kind of yucky to me but as long as I'm not living in it I don't really care. Well, except I do make fun of "Canadian Beige".

Christiansted, VI(Zone 11)

I just knew someone would like purple, red and white together!

Different strokes, I keep learning!

I have an old house with black and white Linoleum tiles that I can't afford to replace right now. I found a discussion group about fixing up old houses. I asked if anyone knew if I could paint my floor. Several people protesetd, they liked the checkerboard that I so dislike. Owell, no help there!

OK, off with me!

Richland, MI(Zone 5b)

I've been checking this thread, but didn't say anything... doctorates are a bit painful for me now... however, it's hard for me to just separate the color of plants from their shapes, forms and scents.

MM, I would paint that checkerboard too! And I've had, once in my life, such bangs... my own hands did that: 0 dollars. My parents', grandparents' and friends' faces - priceless...

RJ, I saw that! That is cool science!

Tampa, FL(Zone 10a)

I am positive that one of the gardeners at the University of Gothenburg gives her a trim with the hedge shears.

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Christiansted, VI(Zone 11)

LOL.

There's a little girl cartoon character that has that exact 'do'.

Boy, look at those hedges. Clip clip clip

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