Pink roses form the \"upper story\" of a look that includes purple (salvia) and chartreuse (lady's mantle).
Same Species, Different Colors
An appealing blend of greens and yellows provides the interest in this hosta collection and focuses the attention on individual plants. The repetition of smoky green-blue creates a rhythm in the garden bed.
Same Color, Different Plants
Another pleasing combination: this Asiatic lily shares the same hue of 'Paprika' yarrow the different foliage and texture provide the contrast. Posted by RMSer growingpassion
Variations on a Theme
Give your garden a cohesive look by using the same color combinations with different plants in other parts of the garden. Mixtures of salvias, garden phlox and grasses create this variation on the purple, pink and chartreuse theme. Successful garden beds depend on marrying plants that have similar needs for light and water.
Purple (salvia) and orange (lilies), near-opposites on the color wheel, provide a high-contrast perimeter for this garden walkway. Posted by RMSer ricmarwyo
A Riot of Color
RMSer composthappens created an eye-popping focal point with her blend of colorful plants and bright containers. Plants include geraniums, creeping jenny, alyssum, lobelia, nasturtiums, petunias and Lamium.
Blues, greens and chartreuses form a beautiful mosaic in this bed of sedums.
Color and Rythm
Avoid using too many different types of plants in a small space. Hostas and hydrangeas form the bones of this beautiful garden. Posted by RMSer sd319
While planning for a riot of color in the low, middle and upper stories of your garden, spend some time making sure you're happy with its \"bones\" the broadleaf evergreens and conifers that frame the landscape in any season and give it life in winter.Photo by kennie_caper
Plan for Succession of Flowers
While these lilies come into their peak of bloom, other perennials nearby are forming buds. Posted by RMSer kennie_caper
A mass of coreopsis highlights the purple stokesia in RMSer blondegardener's garden. Also seen here: variegated phlox, daisies and bee balm. Get more options for yellow flowers and foliage.
Plan for the Seasons
Map out your garden plan so that you have at least a few things in bloom in spring, summer and fall. Plants like rudbeckias and daylilies, plus late-blooming salvias, sedums and hydrangeas can keep the garden blooming from midsummer to fall. Garden photo posted by RMSer coastal gardener
RMSer paint me green created a tapestry of pink and purple accents in this beautiful garden design.