BIG Color Make room for ‘BIG’ color in your garden this year!


BIG Color

From left to right: ‘Jewel Mix’ Nasturtiums, ‘Black Magic’ Colocasia, ‘Klondike’ Cosmos, Bandana Orange Sunrise® Lantana

  • Posted March 29, 2012

Hot, bold hues and diversified shades of foliage are all the rage. From Tangerine Tango, the new Pantone color of the year, to rich jewel tones galore, make this seasons’ garden space your own tropical paradise. Dramatic foliage plants such as Black Lace™ Elderberry or ‘Black Magic’ Colocasia help create that relaxed island feel. Plant them in lively colored glazed pottery. To complete your setting, add a colorful accent such as ‘Jewel Mix’ Nasturtiums or a basket of Caliente® Orange Ivy Geraniums

The contrast of vivid orange blooms against a backdrop of deep bronze or burgundy foliage creates a bold statement with little effort. There are many old standbys as well as brand new introductions for creating a sizzling, summer retreat. For garden spaces with limited sun, New Guinea Impatiens Infinity® Dark Salmon Glow  or Impatiens Rockapulco® Dark Orange  pack a powerful punch! If your garden is inundated with oodles of sun, planting Klondike’ Cosmos or Bandana Orange Sunrise® Lantana will not only make a striking display, but will attract multitudes of butterflies for your enjoyment.

In challenging garden spaces such as the desert landscape you can have a chic garden setting by adding color with garden art, brilliantly colored containers or even by painting your patio furniture or an old garden implement with the ‘trendy’ color of 2012. The garden season is heating up! Be daring…… 

Kay Bishop
About the Author

Kay Bishop is a greenhouse grower/owner, artist, and horticulturist at MasterTag – a horticultural printing company.


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