Hi Shirley, yes I agree the text is dark….. should have maybe tried a more rusty colour. I live in rural Alberta, Canada . We are about 1 hour east of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Our garden season here is short lived I would like it to last a couple of months longer. My flowers are starting to come and really do not shine until late June. I have some early bloomers and late bloomers but the majority of flowers are in late June / July. Have a great day.