Colour in the Garden

 


Article by: Robin De Groot

Gardeners, like all artists, use the power , Planning Tips for Compact Courtyard Gardens of colour , Mint: The Herb of Hospitality to create and enhance the mood and impact of their landscape , Tool Sheds design. Through our understanding of the properties , Rugosa Roses - Fragrant, Tough and Handsome Shrub Roses of colour , Starting Seedlings Indoors we can elevate our compositions balance and unity.

Each colour , Weathervanes - Monitor your Wind Direction with Beauty! holds its own lexicon of meanings, both personally and globally. Whether you fall , February Plants are Going to Pot into the category of a pictorial landscape , What Are the Appropriate Plants for My gardener or and avid horticulturist, the colours , How to Choose a Pond or Fountain Light you select in your garden , Tips for Buying Plants Online will determine its emotional value and character. Some techniques that will aid your colour , Exotic Plants and Flowers for Guys: Trends in Flowers as Elegant as they are Masculine palette selection include placing the blossoms of your selected plants , Organic Gardening together to see how their colours , Rugosa Roses - Fragrant, Tough and Handsome Shrub Roses interact. It is also beneficial to place , Fountains: A Garden's Best Friend differing background materials (vines, shrubs, , Taking Care of Your Bonsai trees, , Amaryllis Secrets plants) against your blossoms to see which ones best aid your colour , 'Brite Eyes' Climbing Rose design, and whether you want your leaves to complement or contrast your blossoms. Colour , Planning Tips for Compact Courtyard Gardens themes that you can create in your garden , Rugosa Roses - Fragrant, Tough and Handsome Shrub Roses include:

Monotone Gardening

This glamorous gardening , Wildlife in Winter Ponds concept, first used by Vita Sackville-West at Sissinghurst, refers to the use of a solitary colour , Pictures Of Landscaping - Using Other Peoples Ideas To Design Your Landscape (in Vita's case white) with your various greens , Gift Ideas for Bird Lovers as your background. Colours , Amaryllis Secrets that work best are white, , Some Of The Most Common Landscape Design Features pink, , Starting Seedlings Indoors yellow and blue. , Starting Seedlings Indoors (Actually blue-grey, as true blue , Garden Sheds: Wood Finishing and Weatherproofing Tips is almost impossible to find for an entire growing season. , Tool Sheds ) Monotone gardening , Garden Sheds: Wood Finishing and Weatherproofing Tips is particularly effective in a parterre garden , Mosquitos... Beware! or balcony situation. If you decided to monotone garden , Give Your Plants the Finger remember to balance your blossoming times throughout the year and to use a background leaf that has grayish hues in it as it will create a softer background for your colour , Your Garden - Start With The Basics choice. Also, avoid using various tones of red. If you choose to attempt a monotone red garden, , How to Grow African Violets beware mixing blue-reds with yellow-reds. A white , February Plants are Going to Pot monotone garden , New Ideas For Your Backyard Landscaping Project will look particularly beautiful , Low Maintenance Teak Furniture at dusk and in the evening.

Analogous Colour , The Cure for Common Pool Stains gardening

Analogous gardening , Weathervanes - Monitor your Wind Direction with Beauty! was used to spectacular effect by England's Gertrude Jekyll. This gardening , Outdoor Entertaining colour regime refers to the use of any 3 consecutive colours , Give a Bird a Home; Leave a Legacy on the colour , Adding a Water Feature to Your Yard wheel. (In Gertrude's example, Red - Crimson - Violet) An analogous garden , A Look at Planting Flower Bulbs is generally a theatrical, yet visually delicate experience. This colour , How to Choose a Pond or Fountain Light scheme works best in a "secret garden" or in a sweeping border backed by a copse of trees. , Give Your Plants the Finger However, keep in mind that analogous gardens , Gift Ideas for Bird Lovers are rarely restful, as they demand attention to their modulations of colour. , Give Your Plants the Finger Plantings that work well for this colour , You Can Grow Your Own Herb Garden - Part 2 theme include opium poppies, mallows and lobelias in shades of pink, , The Cure for Common Pool Stains crimson and scarlet.

Complementary Colour , This Autumn, Postpone the Winter Blues for Your Lawn Gardens

This refers to the usage of colours , A Bit About Bare Root Roses... directly opposite each other on the colour , Mosquitos... Beware! wheel (such as Red and Green). Gardens , Give Your Plants the Finger created with this colour , New Ideas For Your Backyard Landscaping Project scheme evoke a strong sense of power , You Can Grow Your Own Herb Garden - Part 6 by intensifying each of the colours , Organic Gardening chosen. Colours , Amaryllis Secrets opposite each other, such as yellow and violet, compete with each other for visual dominance by pulling our eye back and forth between them. This gardening , Create a Hummingbird Garden Habitat style is exciting and intense. Some combinations that are effective include yellow Primroses set against a grouping of violet Grape Hyacinths. The paintings , Rugosa Roses - Fragrant, Tough and Handsome Shrub Roses by Gaugain show this to a spectacular effect. Monet's gardens , You Can Grow Your Own Herb - Part 4 at Giverny used complementary colour , The Cure for Common Pool Stains schemes in its borders to create visually powerful designs. , How To Use Feng Shui Oustside Your Home

Mixed (Clashing) Colour , Starting Seedlings Indoors Gardens

Walking through a garden , Tips for Buying Plants Online with a mix of all the colours , The all important Clematis of the rainbow enlists joy and delight. It's nearly irresistible when you are at a nursery or ordering online, , Discount Garden Benches to resist each successive colour , Taking Care of Your Bonsai and plant , Tool Sheds you encounter, for each one holds its own history and meaning. A mixed scheme will look vibrant and fun. It is generally the garden , Fountains: A 's Best Friend we remember from our childhood, and depending on the time and light , This Autumn, Postpone the Winter Blues for Your Lawn of the day, each colour , Care Tips for Planting and Growing Orchids Inside Your House will "hold court" for a short period of time. When working with this colour , This Autumn, Postpone the Winter Blues for Your Lawn scheme remember to use plenty of white , Planning Tips for Compact Courtyard Gardens to separate, refresh and strengthen your colours. , Fences The majority of Monet's Gardens , A Bit About Bare Root Roses... at Giverny and those in his paintings , Your Garden - Start With The Basics were mixed colours

What colours , Taking Care of Your Bonsai mean

Blue - Symbolizes authority, dependability and truth. Blue , Taking Care of Your Bonsai in your garden , How To Use Feng Shui Oustside Your Home will cool surrounding colours, , Mint: The Herb of Hospitality while it gives your composition a sense of serenity. However, keep in mind that sky blues , Taking Care of Your Bonsai will lift your spirits, while grey-blues will add a hint of melancholy.
Red - Conveys passion, power , Rugosa Roses - Fragrant, Tough and Handsome Shrub Roses and Drama. Red is the colour , Mosquitos... Beware! of love, and conversely hate. Use red in your garden , You Can Grow Your Own Herb - Part 6 in all its guises (crimson, scarlet, magenta, cerise, etc.) to bring excitement and vivacity.
Yellow - Symbolizes happiness, spontaneity and fun. Yellow in a garden , How to Grow African Violets creates visual motion, drawing the eye from blossom to blossom. It also captures the sun , You Can Grow Your Own Herb Garden - Part 6 in your design , Organic Gardening and enhances the sense of effortless, airy design. , Mosquitos... Beware!
Violet - Conveys spirituality, aristocracy and mystery. Violet adds a sense of majesty to the landscape , Pictures Of Landscaping - Using Other Peoples Ideas To Design Your and mixed with yellow, creates an arresting image of beauty and youth.
Green - The background of all gardens. , Sheds: Wood Finishing and Weatherproofing Tips Green , Tips for Buying Plants Online is the colour , Give a Bird a Home; Leave a Legacy of vitality, growth and regeneration. The colour , Care Tips for Planting and Growing Orchids Inside Your House green has the power, , How To Use Feng Shui Oustside Your Home depending upon its intensity and clarity, of dimming, brightening, refreshing or overpowering your garden , The Truth About MTD Snow Blowers design. Its predominance in your landscape , New Ideas For Your Backyard Landscaping Project makes it the colour , A Look at Planting Flower Bulbs you most need to analyze in your design. , A Bit About Bare Root Roses...
Orange - Symbolizes equality, peace and luxury. The usage of orange in the garden , Gift Ideas for Bird Lovers creates an inviting and outgoing design. , Mint: The Herb of Hospitality Orange is also the colour , Your Garden - Start With The Basics of autumn, , Amaryllis Secrets and depending on its hue, will give a warm hue throughout its location

Colour Hints
"¢	Vivid, bright colours  , Fences in a distant flowerbed will make it appear closer to the viewer. 
 "¢	Blue tones will make a bed  , Taking Care of Your Bonsai recede into the distance. 
 "¢	Warm colours  , Put Your Lawn On a Diet near a patio  , Wicker  Furniture or Teak Patio Furniture is Great in a Gazebo will give it a more outgoing and "fun" feeling. 
 "¢	Separate clashing or mixed colours  , Care Tips for Planting and Growing Orchids Inside Your House with white  , How To Use Feng Shui Oustside Your Home blossoms. 
 "¢	Use scarlet blossoms to make the green  , Taking Care of Your Bonsai of your leaves more intense.
Great Design , Put Your Lawn On a Diet in essence is about the creation of an exquisite stage for the beauty and quality of life we all desire. From ultra urban to ornate opulence, Robin and his team have passionately and successfully designed it all. Robin's interiors , Low Maintenance Teak Furniture have graced the pages of magazines Worldwide. , The Truth About MTD Snow Blowers Robin has designed interiors , How to Choose a Pond or Fountain Light for feature , Mosquitos... Beware! films, major retailers such as Home , 'Brite Eyes' Climbing Rose Depot (Style Ideas Magazine) and the Designer , You Can Grow Your Own Herb Garden - Part 4 Showhouse. From smaller scale interior , You Can Grow Your Own Herb Garden - Part 6 projects to full scale restorations and developments, Robin's passionate and creative eye overseas all aspects. While fluent in all design , Outdoor Entertaining trends and philosophies, Robin is most passionate about historic preservation and the creation of elegant, functional and memorable spaces that convey the best attributes of each owner while respecting and celebrating the architecture that encompasses them. Visit http://www.robindegroot.ca

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