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)