For gardens mostly admired from a distance, be careful not to use too many darker colors. It will be difficult to see them. Colors also trigger emotion. My twin sister loves her garden jammed with hot colors. Orange flowers next to fuchsia and red. After strolling her beds I feel like I’ve had five cups of coffee. My other sister planted a garden in full sun using only bright yellow, red and orange. Her goal was to make people feel thirsty while looking at it. It worked, I asked for lemonade. My garden, on the other hand, is mostly cool colors – lavender, purple, pastel pink, soft yellow and silver. I use bolder colors as carefully placed ‘exclamation marks’. Having said this, there is no right or wrong regarding color in your garden. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Yours.
by Kerry Ann Mendez, Perennially Yours