Yellow chard, of all things, is the “it” plant in Parisian gardens this year. During a sunny and warm week in early September, the light was at the perfect angle to show off the luminosity of its stems.
Yellow chard was the star of gardens from a small, well-used and loved neighborhood park in the Marais to potagers in an interior courtyard in the 16th century Hotel de Carnavalet, and in an extravaganza of urban agriculture at the renowned Bagatelle Gardens in the Bois de Boulogne.
It’s difficult to focus on next spring’s garden before Labor Day has even come and gone. However, it is already too late to order fall-blooming crocuses and colchicums, and the deadline for ordering spring bulbs is fast approaching.