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Different color combinations can set the mood in your flower garden. By using color in the garden, you can create the effect of a hot or cool environment. You can also set the mood for excitement or relaxation by combining garden flowers in vibrant or soothing colors.

By combining reds, yellows, and oranges in your garden areas, you'll be able to produce the feeling of hot, vibrant excitement. These bold, stimulating colors are viewed easily from a distance too so be sure to add some of these to the back of your garden.

If you prefer a cooler, soothing, more relaxing atmosphere, try combining blues, greens, and violets. Use these relaxing colors nearby, such as around your deck or fire pit, to benefit most from the refreshing appearance of these calming colors.

To produce a romantic effect by use of garden color, plant an area of blues and pinks. Include a white flower or two in the planting. The white flowers will help to accent and show off the blues and pinks causing them to stand out even more.

If you're looking for serenity around you then an all-white garden is the way to go. Be careful with using pure white though as sometimes it can give the effect of a stark harshness. Off-white garden flowers are better to use . . . cream, eggshell, or bone-colored . . . or very pale (almost white) blues, pinks, or yellows may be preferred also.

Remember that you can include foliage color combinations in your plans also. There are many beautiful alternatives to what you might consider to be your basic green. Look for some of the silver- and bronze-, or red- and purple-, or blue- and gold-colored leaves available in foliage plants. Many of the ornamental grasses can help provide you with some stunning effects when used to accent flower color in your garden.

Go ahead. Set the mood. Use those beautiful garden flowers to create the perfect mood in your own garden areas.

About The Author
Robin Monarch

Robin, a gardening enthusiast, published and manages a website for people wanting to get their flower garden set up quickly ‘n easily. Be sure to check out Color in the Garden for more information and tips for beautifully combining color in your garden. There you can also download a free PDF version of the color wheel and tips to carry with you as you plan how to beautifully combine colors in your garden areas


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