Flowers come in many colors. So why use matching color schemes if you have so many colors to choose from? The answer is simple: They can be strikingly beautiful.
While it is not always a good thing to color match every plant or put similar colors in every container. The fact that so much of what we see is surrounded by every color under the rainbow, matching color schemes can be a lovely change.
My wife loves purple. The container plant in the photo is planted with different plants in the shade of purple. It could have been planted with any color under the rainbow, but this planter was designed to delight the senses, or at least for those who love purple. Isn't it beautiful?
You can try colors of yellow, reds, blues, or any variety of colors. Choose one of your favorite colors and start looking for plants that will give the look you desire.
Here is a Hint to Building a Beautiful Container
are certain tricks to making a planter attractive. You need at least
two different types of plants. While the colors may be similar, the
plants themselves should be very different.
A larger upright growing centerpiece surrounded by lower growing plants set off the container and make it visually attractive. As in the top photo, colorful upright growing bulb plants in the center tower over the cascading flowers covering the rim. The flowers hide the edge of the planter and draw the eyes to the center.
Here is another photo of matching color schemes. The center fern matches the green leaves of the flowers. However, in this container, the fern is almost taken over by the accompanying flowers. I personally think it would have been a little better if it was a Japanese Painted Fern in a lavendar color. But, that is okay. It is still a beautiful container.
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