Planting according to colour theory
Use of only one colour with differences in shade/saturation, bloom size
* Plant these: Cherry Tidal Wave petunia, light pink Rocky Mountain geraniums, ‘Black Dragon’ coleus (a mix of reds and pinks)
Use of colours opposite each other on the colour wheel.
* Plant these: Purple osteospermum, yellow pansies, golden creeping jenny (an ideal early spring container mix)
Colours closely related to each other on the colour wheel.
* Plant these: Red chrysanthemums and orange pansies (great for fall planting)
A fancy way of saying a mixture of many colours.
* Plant these: An explosion of perennial colour with blooms like blue delphiniums, pink echinacea, and yellow black-eyed Susans
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Five ways to play with colour in the garden
Garden expert Frankie Flowers gives us the primaries on planting with colour
- Page 1: Whites and brights vs. soft colours and pastels
- Page 2: Planting according to colour theory