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Color Color Everywhere


Last week the topic was texture adding to the interest in garden, this week it is color.  Who does not want a colorful garden?  Obviously the flowers provide the most dramatic and bold colors in a garden bed, but the foliage colors are just as, if not more important.  Flowers only bloom for a certain period of time but the foliage of a plant is out for a majority of the growing season.

The most common colors of leaves are green and blueish, but an array of colors can be found:  deep reds, oranges, yellows, purples, greys and many types of variegated foliage.  Variegated means more than one color on a leaf, usually the margins are white or yellow paired with green.  As you can see below there are many combinations of colors on the leaves only.

When planning a garden it is important to keep foliage colors in mind to enhance the overall look of the space.


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