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What do the colours of your garden say about you?

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Discover each shade's meaning to see how your choice of hues matches your personality

Red-hot orange crush
Like clockwork, orange elicits a reaction. Frank Sinatra famously called it “the happiest colour,” and he was on the right track—orange emits warmth (think: fire), energy (think: sun), activity (think: Edmonton Oilers) and appetite (oranges and peaches, anyone?).

In the garden, orange offers a burst of energy with just a few well-placed blooms. And passionate, alarming red serves a similar purpose. Red warms any colour it’s paired with and makes a dramatic statement on its own. So to make your garden feel more fiery and energetic, amp up the action with orange and red!

Oranges & reds to ogle

* The best orange blooms

Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis)

* Fern-leaved peony (Paeonia tenuifolia)

* Mexican sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia)

* Maltese cross (Lychnis chalcedonica)


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