Thursday, May 3, 2012
Setting a color scheme
Here in the lower South, we are lucky enough to be able to garden all year round. So I will fill in with annuals for the upcoming season.
For summer and fall, I have decided on a pallet of limes and hot pinks. I love the contrast of the two colors. I have alot of old oak trees on my property which gives me plenty of shade. I think that using whites with different shades of greens, taking into consideration bloom time and leaf shapes makes for a really interesting garden scene.
In all of my perenniel beds, I have shades of pinks, reds, yellows and greens. My greens vary from the blue tones of hostas and lambsears, to deep greens. So for this season, I have selected impatients, petunias, coleus, and sweet alyssum to spread among the others. This will give me a continuous pop of color where it is needed, and mix in with the perenniels that will come into bloom at various times of the season.