What I have noticed this week in the garden is how I have unconsciously been planting chartreuse or yellow foliage plants dotted around the garden. My eye jumps from one glowing area to the next. There are many beautiful annuals, perennials and shrubs that have chartreuse leaves and it amazing to see how a dark shady border can suddenly have light. In spring, leaves emerge in many subtle color variations, but as summer progresses the greens start to look more similar.
It occurs to me that by using chartreuse or variegated foliage it is a good way to break up the monotony of green leaves. Here are just a few of the plants I have used that have helped liven up the garden. I am sure there are many more choices then this small sampling.