Colours In The Garden
Notes from Better Homes and Gardens "Garden Color"
- Fresh faced, calming, reassuring and cheerful
- Makes one feel tranquil
- Softens harsh greyness of stones or concrete, ideal choice for planting around birdbaths, statuaries, etc.
- Good for separating more intense hues in a long flower border
- Harmonizes very well with blue
- Makes a garden look elegant, pure and fresh
- Brightens up a dark corner, illuminates a garden at night. As the evening deepens, white lights up. Mysteriously, white cornes out to play by the light ofthe moon.
- Many white flowers are very fragrant.
- Spotlights even the palest of hues
- Lets one get away with having many colors in a garden - even orange and pink will work together if one mixes some white in there.
- Goes with everything - brings out the true hue of any color with which it is paired.
- Yellow tinted white or cream, harmonizes with almost every other flower colour.
- An all-white garden cools and calms.
- Creates a warm, cheerful look
- Delivers an invitation to smile
- Never fails to cheer
- Emanates a sense of well being thats instantly and joyously absorbed
- Increases a sense of space
- Appears fresh and radiant, even on the hottest days
- Not only does it illuminate a garden at night, but it radiates in the shade. Looks great with green-yellow or green-white variegated foliage
- Show-stopping partner with bright or light blue
- Cool, calming, peaceful
- Evokes serenity, inspires wonder
- Appears clear, bright and refreshing
- Conjures illusions of depth, creates impression that space goes on and on.
- Serves as a great "blender" for other colours and looks great with just about any colour.
- Blue, lavender, grey and green - together give subtle impressionistic contrasts.
- Blue, pink, yellow, orange add pizzazz to summer landscapes
- Red, lime green, blue - add pizzazz to summer landscapes
- Blue and Silver - together create restful scenes
- Blue and White - creates a crisp, polished look
- Bright Yellow, Orange and Blue - sets energetic harmony into motion.
- Majestic purple reigns as the garden peacemaker; marrying colors that often refuse to get along.
- Purple gives the impression of texture.
- Purples ideal partner, yellow, invariably lightens and brightens a garden. Purple and yellow announce springs arrival.
- Purple and orange make a great match too - they send sparks flying.
- One of the brightest garden colours.
- Mixes the cheerfulness of yellow and the boldness of red
- Attention grabbing - a burst of energy
- Enhances appetite and promotes socializing - great to use near outdoor eating areas.
- Attracts hummingbirds and butterfiies
- Blend with blue to bring out the best of the oranges.
- Orange and white creates a fresh feel. If white flowers have orange or yellow centers, match works even better.
- Excites, energizes, and tantalizes
- Associated with passion and prosperity, commands attention
- Unpredictable and volatile - inspires risk taking Brightens entire garden with a warming effect.
- Tends to dominate, so use sparingly.
- Frames the beauty of flowers and enhances nearby flower colours
- Can use different shades of green foliage in deep shade where flowering plants wont thrive.
- Accentuate these "green" areas with light coloured statuaries, birdbaths, etc.
- Makes shady places appear fresh and cool especially when used with white flowers and variegated foliage.
- Chartreuse or yellow green brings out the best in purple and yellow combos.
- Green adds lots of texture to a garden.
- Adds amazing texture to a garden
- Illuminates a garden and adds a touch of elegance
- Looks terrific with blues - creating restful scenes
- Pinks look fabulous with the silver foliage too.