Football is a type of sacred activity. For a bit of fun, I thought I would inspire a perspective from my local team – Seattle Seahawks. They are moving along in the playoffs. Thanks Pete, the team, and the twelves. Go Hawks.
The team colors are chartreuse and blue. My neighborhood has some devoted fans and have taken their support to their yards. I will say they inspired me to create this blog. One of my favorites are the Seahawk Flamingos. These are exquisitely painted and are a nice change from the pink ones.
Another is lighting up the evening sky.
Sacred spaces are best viewed with visuals and here are a few ideas for integrating these colors. Devoted fans probably know of team fonts. There are two for the Seahawks are the flat font and pattern font. I have used them in the below photos.
Here are ideas for building your Seahawk sacred space. Containers can capture the colors when plants are out-of-bloom or not available. Art pieces are a fabulous addition. Furniture, pillows or even painting a piece of your sacred space. All work to bring the team colors in.
A couple of plants types that support year-round enthusiasm and do well in containers or the landscape. The Heucheras of Lime Rickey and Electric Lime contribute to the magical chartreuse color. Heathers of lime green; Erica carnea ‘Aurea’, or Calluna vulgaris Alicia or Athene. One of my favorites – Lime Glade. Sydney for its true chartreuse foliage. The Green Pom Pom Chrysanthemum or Dianthus Green Ball round out this quick overview of selections.
A variety of plants called Gentians are just the best blues ever. Great trumpet shapes that just shout the joy of a Seahawk fan. King’s Scepter Gentian is one variety and these days we have more in the PNW to choose from. The Delphiniums Blue Nile with their white eyes, Diamond Blue, or a smaller version in Planet Blue.
This is a great time for the blue conifers, the Sub-alpine firs, Arizona fir, and the Lawsons Blue Gem. Their texture and shades highlight the many moods we all go through while watching the Seahawks.
Remember that sacred spaces are all about what works for you. Blue can be brought in through containers, glasses, raised beds or other art pieces. Even something as small as my former Seahawk gnome on a stick works.
White appears in the Seahawks’ uniform. This shade can be captured in Delphiniums of Centurion White or Guardian White. White Roses. Dogwoods (Cornus florida) with their spring bloom of white flowers. Another heather Erica carnea ‘Springwood White’ adds that perennial touch of white.