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.