There are several ways to cool off a garden visually. The use of variegated foliage, white blooms, no blooms (just green foliage), and cool colors like blue and purple, are a few ways.
In my garden, for a visual cool, purple reigns:
|Crape Myrtle 'Muskogee'|
|Scabiosa (Pincushion flower)|
|Indigofera decora (Chinese indigo)|
|Rose 'Popcorn' is weaving itself through the Chinese Indigo!|
|This little aster is reminding me that soon the weather will be cooler, too!|
How do you visually cool off your garden?