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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Combining More Than Just the Blossoms

What does a Marmalade Sky look like? This Floribunda rose ‘Marmalade Skies’ (a registered trademark of Star Roses & Plants) is a true beauty for the garden.

Choosing color combinations can stump even the savvy but there’s always an easy solution or a more difficult one. The more difficult might be obvious – just jump in and try it out or you might want to do a sample test first and decide if you like the combo. When choosing plant colors and combos for your garden, you want a combination that works with more than just the flower. How it looks with the immediate surroundings including the architecture (inside and out),your hardscape, outdoor furniture and the list can go on. 

So here is a sample plant combination I posted yesterday on Twitter .Combine a Delphinium with this Floribunda Rose, ‘Marmalade Skies’ (a registered trademark of Star Roses & Plants.) Why do I know it works? Putting a cut Delphinium blossom against a backdrop with a similar ‘Marmalade Skies’ color convinces me it does. That Delphinium backdrop is the lounge chair upholstery and also the color of the barn. Bringing these colors together in a plant combination ties it into the overall garden surroundings. It's combining more than just the blossoms. Designing your outdoor rooms, specifically when it comes to color is similar to designing your interior spaces. There should be a flow, a purpose, and it should all come together as one.
 Bringing these colors together in a plant combination ties it into the overall garden surroundings.
A small design tip as we wrap up the last days of spring. Take in nature, the wildlife and just enjoy the surroundings - onwards to summer.
Onwards to summer.
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