I went to a gardening seminar several weeks ago. The speaker said she was going to reveal how to design a garden and look like you know what you're doing, whether you do or not. My ears perked up! Really? I wanted to know the secret!
She went on to say that the easiest way to make your garden look good was to stick to only two different colors, and eight different types of plants.
My heart sank. There is no way I could ever do that.
I tried to put in a white garden. I had all kinds of plans to use only cream and white roses, intermixed with other white perennials, and a little purple thrown in. Sounds like it might fit her plan!
Unfortunately, one of the first plants I bought for this new garden was red.
So much for my white garden. Guess I don't have much self-control. Now, instead of it being "the white bed", I call it "the new bed".
It's Garden Bloggers Bloom Day and I realized that my garden has an entire rainbow of color in it. Want to see?
|Lion's Fairy Tale rose (in the new bed - actually white!)|
|Cupcake miniature rose (in the new bed, too)|
|A lot of reds: canna foliage, Home Run rose, Hot Lips sage, Knock Out rose in back (not the new bed - whew!)|
|Pat Austin rose (uh, yep, in the new bed)|
|Charles Darwin rose - I am in love with these beautifully shaped blooms!|
(Yes, this is part of the new bed.)
|Luna Moth (Goes with any color of garden!)|
|Black and Blue salvia|
I've read these could become invasive. Oops!
(Not the new bed.)
|Unknown - but I love this color!|
(Not the new bed, either. But if I can find it's tag, I'm going to get some for it!)
Hope you enjoyed my garden's rainbow of color! Do you have more than two colors in your garden?