Teal is the Color of My True Love’s Shed


I chose Teal….

It’s been four years of living with the most awful, grey-green, flat boring paint on my studio, the Agape Haus. I’ve changed the awnings about door paintg atleast seven times in a desparate attempt to make something ‘pop’…..nothing ever did.  It was more like a thud of stale yuk that hit me in the face every time I looked at it.

A few days ago, I had had enough. I couldn’t take it any longer. I drove up to the local hardware store and bought a gallon of the most beautiful shade of eye-popping Teal delight that I’ve ever seen. In a few hours, I slapped paint on the studio like a banchee. It’s half finished and I’m already completely in love.

The interesting thing about Teal is how beautifully it goes with with the red barn. I had noticed the Teal flower on the barn, and always loved it. I was suddenly slapped into the rralization that Teal was the color I had always been searching for. The shade of the Live Oak Trees doesn’t wash the little studio away, nor do the gardens blend in and disappear. Teal brings everything to life.

My potting shed is also almost finished, thanks to my son and husband. I can’t WAIT to add splashes of Teal. The potting shed is made completely of repurposed barn wood, much of which from the old house that I tore down. Teal will go on the awnings of the shed, as well as the trim by the old tin roof.

I received a beautiful descriptiion of Teal, from a fellow gardener, who saw the picture of the studio on Instagram. I met Oodaz Ma for the first time at the Bulb Dig, and she is a lovely, kind person (as most gardeners are).

“Teal is reserved, intuitive and perhaps an introverted color. Teal is different, yet it doesn’t look for attention. Teal is unconventional. Someone who likes Teal appreciates things that are a little bit different. They value their uniqueness and they don’t wish to fit in with the world. Teal is also a cautious color, not impulsive and doesn’t take unnecessary risks….”

It took me only 4 years and 7 paint mishaps to finally choose Teal….a delightful, inspirational color that stops me in my tracks, as I think to myself….”Dang! That sloppy, half-painted studio and  potting shed look GOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!!!”

Happy Gardening, my friends! You never know what color in life might be waiting for you.