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17. Color Schemes for Your Garden
Creating a new garden is fun and allows you to be as creative as you like. Because this is your garden, you choose how much or how little color you want. You decide which colors you want to use and what the final combination will look like. You have many choices when designing a garden and here we are going to be discussing a few.
Gardens designed with annual flowers allow you to change your garden’s look every year if you like, while a perennial garden is pretty much how you design it, although you can add annuals in for various punches of color that you can change every year.
Your garden schemes can be warm to include reds, deep blues, oranges, and yellows while a cool garden scheme would use colors such as pink, purple, white, and green. Some people enjoy a combination of both. The great thing about your garden is that since it is your garden, you decide exactly what you want in it and what you want it to look like.
For the best look, plant taller plants toward the back of a square or rectangle bed and in the center of a circular bed. The shorter plants are then placed toward the front for the border and medium-sized plants in-between.
No matter which color scheme you choose you want to spread the color out evenly throughout your garden to avoid blank spots. If you have decided to use purples, yellows, and reds, do not have all the tall plants purple, the medium plants yellow, and the shorter plants red. Instead, have all three colors in all three heights. This will provide a stunning garden full of interest and beautiful color.
Working with different types of textures and shades of greens is another way to enhance a color scheme in your garden. A very popular garden style is what is known as a cottage garden. This type of garden uses about every color imaginable and is overwhelmingly beautiful and you can make it as small or large as you want it.
When you are working with various color schemes, you might prefer a few colors that work well together while other people like the cottage look that has every color of the rainbow. Neither one is wrong – it is just all based on your own personal preference. So choose your favorite colors and having fun putting it all together.
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