Using Plants For Color: Ideas For Garden Color Schemes

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer Adding color in the garden is more than simply picking a bunch of colorful garden plants. There are a few things that need to be taken into consideration first. Read on to find out what these are and get additional tips to help make this endeavor an easier one. Choosing Colorful Garden Plants Working in plant sales, I am often asked to suggest the best plants for color. I usually answer this question with other questions – like “Are you looking for color in a sunny location or in shade?” and “What colors do you feel most drawn to, and why?” These are things to consider when picking out colorful garden plants. Additionally, garden color schemes can have various effects on the look and mood of the landscape. Warm color combinations, like yellow, orange and red, can make a large garden bed seem smaller or


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