Color Design Strategies for Your Garden
Are you one of those people who finds themselves on evening walks admiring the delicate yellow buds of Coreopsis, considering the layout of a neighbor’s neat rows of Cardinal flowers accented by the pink plumes of Astilbe, only to return home and wonder how to make your own garden look so good? You don’t have to be a landscape designer to create a colorful and inspiring garden if you follow a few basic principles for color design.
Create the proper backdrop: Materials for borders and planters should be in neutral colors and made of local natural materials if possible. Flintstone and brick make ideal backdrops that allow your plants to take the limelight. Avoid green materials whenever possible as the…