Have you ever thought about the actual HARMONY in your garden?
As many gardeners know, a creative use of color repetition is one of the easiest ways to begin adding harmony into residential properties. Color repetition acts as a beautiful ribbon that weaves throughout the garden, tying together its different elements. The easiest, and most obvious, way to repeat color is to use the exact same plant methodically planted throughout the garden. This is a great thing to keep in mind when planning your summer lawn care.
A more creative way to introduce color repetition is through the use of color ECHOES. In its simplest form, a color echo is a combination of colors (bold, subtle or a mix of both) that have elements of one another contained within each of them. Remember, a color echo uses subtle hints of the same color, not necessarily using only the same color. Flowers are often the first choice when choosing a color to repeat throughout your garden. While the petals of a flower may be the first color to come to mind, look a little deeper, and you may notice other colors coming from different parts of the flower, such as the flower’s center, stamens or seed heads. It’s these other less obvious colors that create a golden opportunity to begin creating a little visual magic in your garden.
While creating color combinations with flowers is certainly fun and easy, try your hand at creating echoes using the other features of a plant as well. These are called COMPLEX COLOR ECHOES and include elements such as foliage, stems, berries or even bark.
As you experiment with complex color echoes, etc. you will not only end up with longer lasting interest in outdoor living spaces, but the result is often stunning in its subtlety.