Colour in the Garden

 


Article by: Gwen Stewart

Colour affects our emotions, moods, physical, and spiritual well-being. It has a significant effect on everything we eat, drink, and touch and influences our physical environment , Step by Step Pruning for New Gardeners - Part I including our home, , Iris - Species and Care office, and garden. , The First-Time Vegetable er -- Some Pathways to Success Colour , In the Veggie Patch - December reflects our personalities. The colours , Creating Wildlife Gardens we prefer for home , Garden for Birds #3 interiors carried out to the garden, , Water s - How To Build A Pond provide continuity between our interior , Planting and Propagating Bulbs and exterior living spaces. Colours , Gardening For Birds are a useful tool , Creating Wildlife Gardens in creating different moods in the landscape. , Water Conservation in the Garden - Use a Rain Barrel to Harvest Rainwater In order to effectively create with colour , Pink Hibiscus it is important to understand the meaning of the different colours. , The Guide to Cloudy Pool Water

Red creates vitality. It tends to command attention and will make areas seem smaller. It is a good colour , How to Build Your Own Backyard Bat Cave for dining areas as it increases appetite. It creates a feeling of warmth, movement, and drama. For those who may find it too stimulating, use pink , The Beauty of Basil instead. Red plants , The Beauty of Basil to use in the shade include begonia, coleus, and impatiens. In sunny areas use salvia or verbenas. To augment your plantings use glazed pots, , Favorite Tea Herbs to Grow red sandstone gravel, , Garden Hot Tubs red clay bricks or tiles , 3 Hillside Landscaping Tips For A Beautiful And Healthy Garden will bring that vitality to your landscape. , Pond Spitters Are The Perfect Way To Accentuate Your Pond With Style

Orange means optimism. It is primarily the colour , The Guide to Cloudy Pool Water of joy. It is warm, welcoming, just bursting with earthly energy. , Orchids Plus More Newsletter - December, 2004 Orange flowers , Orchids Plus More Newsletter - December, 2004 have been known since ancient times as a cure for depression. It is a good colour , Planting and Propagating Bulbs to use when you have experienced trauma or loss. Plants , Hydroponics in Your Garden to try in the shade include begonia, coleus and impatiens. For sunny areas try honeysuckle and marigolds. Materials to augment plantings include terracotta pots, , Great Gardening Gift Ideas ornaments, rusting metal, , Iris - Species and Care golden gravel, , The Protea Family (Proteaceae) and clay bricks.

Yellow means contentment. It represents the power , What to Feed Your Fish During Colder Winter Months of the sun, , Water Conservation in the Garden - Use a Rain Barrel to Harvest Rainwater increases the feeling of space. It brings a sense of well-being to the garden , Water Conservation in the - Use a Rain Barrel to Harvest Rainwater even on grey, dull days. Golden foliage will often scorch in full sun , In the Veggie Patch - December so plant , Recipes for Concrete and Hypertufa in dappled shade. Many of the grey or silver-leafed plants , Creating Wildlife Gardens have yellow flowers. , Shade Gardening When You Have No Shade Plants , In the Veggie Patch - December to grow , Step by Step Pruning for New Gardeners - Part I in shade include begonias, coleus, and hostas. For sunny areas try day lilies, potentilla and yarrow. Materials to augment plantings include reconstituted stone , Easiest Homemade Hydroponics System containers, ornaments, golden sandstone gravel, , Tips about Flower Care and buff paving.

Green means growth. It is a primary healing colour. , Tips about Flower Care Green , 3 Hillside Landscaping Tips For A Beautiful And Healthy Garden foliage on its own will create a tranquil impression. It is restful and relaxing as it offers sanctuary from the outside , Planting and Propagating Bulbs world. Using foliage colours , The Basics of Growing Roses and architectural leaves gives structure and form to any garden , Great ing Gift Ideas space. Plants , Cedar Benches: A Fine Choice for Your Garden for shady areas include coleus, ferns, and hosta. Use junipers, grasses , Lawn Moles and Proper Lawn Care and conifers in sunny areas. To augment plantings use green , Creating Wildlife Gardens wood stain on fences and buildings. , Gardening For Birds It is a popular colour , Cedar Benches: A Fine Choice for Your Garden for garden , Great ing Gift Ideas furniture, umbrellas, glazed pots, , How to Pick Up the Most Necessary Gardening Tools? garden , Creating Wildlife s ornaments.

Blue means spirit. It is very conducive for meditation. It conveys the peacefulness of sky and ocean. It combines well with many other colours. , Pond Spitters Are The Perfect Way To Accentuate Your Pond With Style Use this colour , The Guide to Cloudy Pool Water for modern-day stress and anxiety. Blue flowers , Step by Step Pruning for New Gardeners - Part I add depth and strong healing vibrations to a border filled with pink, , How to Pick Up the Most Necessary Gardening Tools? lilac, and white flowers. , Remove the Gorilla if You Want to Sell Your House Plants , What to Feed Your Fish During Colder Winter Months for shade include campanula and columbine. For sunny areas, delphinium, lobelia and morning glory. Materials to augment planting include deep blue-grey slate, paving, granite and ceramics with vivid blue , Lawn Moles and Proper Lawn Care glazes.

Violet means calm. It brings a feeling of self-worth. It sometimes appears dull unless plenty of contrast in texture, form, and tone are used. Flowers , Container Vegetable Gardening - The Easy Way To A Mouth-Watering Harvest are particularly useful for protection and for the cleansing vibrations they give out. It is a rich regal colour , Tips about Flower Care that indicates knowledge, self-respect, spirituality, nostalgia, dignity, and wealth. It will help soothe the mind if you are tense. Plants , The Protea Family (Proteaceae) for shady areas include coleus and impatiens. For sunny areas use aster, butterfly bush and salvia. To augment the planting use glazed pots, , Find Peace And Happiness Through Gardening dyed fabrics used on garden , Creating Wildlife s furniture and umbrellas.
Gwen Nyhus Stewart, B.S.W., M.G., H.T., is an educator, freelance writer, garden , Orchids Plus More Newsletter - December, 2004 consultant, and author of the book The Healing Garden: A Place , How to Pick Up the Most Necessary Gardening Tools? Of Peace - Gardening , For Birds For The Soil, , 3 Hillside Landscaping Tips For A Beautiful And Healthy Garden Gardening , Recipes for Concrete and Hypertufa For The Soul and the booklet Non-toxic Alternatives For Everyday Cleaning And Gardening , Tips about Flower Care Products. She owns the website Gwen's Healing Garden , The Not So Common Day Lily where you will find lots of free information , The Basics of Growing Roses about gardening , Shade When You Have No Shade for the soil , The Basics of Growing Roses and gardening , Water Conservation in the Garden - Use a Rain Barrel to Harvest Rainwater for the soul. To find out more about the books and subscribe to her free Newsletter visit http://www.gwenshealinggarden.ca

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