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Video: Choosing A Harmonious Contrast Of Colors In The Garden
Warm garden flowers
The beauty of any flower garden is determined not only by the perfection of flowers, but also by the assortment and color scheme of plants. Bright colors - red, orange and yellow - are the warmest colors. Green, blue, purple are called cold. Warm colors visually move forward, cold ones go inward. The color combination is based on these properties.
The proposed garden is dominated by warm colors - yellow, orange, and passive, cold colors - green, lavender, purple - serve as a background for them. At the same time, yellow flowers appear even brighter. This combination creates a harmonious contrast. The role of a neutral color is played by the lawn. Plants are selected according to their intended purpose (border, center), according to their height, so as not to overshadow each other, according to color scheme, doubleness of flowers, flowering time.
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If you want a garden with a vibrant, hot color scheme, consider the suggested set of flowers. The combination of golden yellow, orange, scarlet flowers with a cold color scheme creates the personality of a flower garden with original combinations.
Ornamental grasses, soft as feathers, serve not only as a mediator between bright, bold and cold flowers, enhance the charm of the flower garden, but are also a structural element. They add beauty to a flower bed, a border, a rabatka, an alpine slide.
Each season brings its own flavor to the garden colors. In the spring, shortly after the beginning of the melting of the snow, a joyful bloom of primroses occurs, in which yellow and blue flowers prevail. But now the height of summer is already - in the colors a complete mess, an abundance of flowering. The flowers, reaching their full splendor in summer, continue to look good until late autumn thanks to the continuous flowering of asters and the brightness of the ornamental grasses.
To create such a wonderful garden requires work, patience, imagination and impeccable knowledge of the peculiarities and secrets of flowers. And then the garden will delight and surprise you for a long time.
I would like to offer my own version of the assortment of warm colors to create an appropriate flower garden. Over time, having gained experience, flower growers can make their own list of their favorite plants and their varieties. So:
Achilles, yarrow, Paprika cultivar. It has a flat inflorescence of bright orange-red flowers with a cheerful yellow center and green, gracefully divided, fern-like leaves. It rises on strong stems 60-80 cm high.
Artemisia "Steller's wormwood" is prized for its feather-light, superb, fragrant silvery leaves that form a permanently glowing carpet. It also makes a good cutting material.
Artemisia variety Silver Brocade has silvery leaves. Grows quickly and forms a silvery carpet. The height of this plant is up to 30 cm.
Astra New England or New Belgian. Variety Purple Dome is a very compact plant with a height of about 50 cm. It is one of the most resistant asters, producing an abundance of dark purple flowers with beautiful contrast and luxurious leaves. Creates a flawless, sufficiently dense and strong shape.
Saturn produces light bluish-purple, daisy-like flowers with yellow centers. In any conditions, it provides abundant flowering, pleasing to the gardener's eye throughout the summer and until autumn. Plant height 80-90 cm.
Basil (taliktrum water-bearing). Luxurious plant for gardens. Its wonderful leaves are like aquilegia leaves. They form an abundant, lush mass, from which tall strong stems protrude, bearing charming lilac-pink airy bouquets. The inflorescence reaches 15-20 cm in diameter and looks like a large lilac fluff. Plant height 90-120 cm.
Tsimicifuga (black cohosh) attracts attention by flowering for several weeks in September-October, when most flowers have long faded. Delicate, candle-like inflorescences rise above the leaves, they are composed of tightly folded tiny white flowers and are held on long, decorative stems. They look like light, elongated brushes. Flowers look especially charming in the low rays of the autumn sun. Hard-cut leaves are good all season, making any flower garden expressive.
Coreopsis is an amazing long-flowering plant. It is stable in bad weather, has large golden-yellow chamomile-like flowers with single red strokes on the petals. The variety Children of the Sun on slender stems reaches a height of 30-60 cm.
Heuchera (Firefly fiery) with evergreen rounded graceful leaves forms elegant mounds. Tall peduncles up to 70 cm in height end with panicles of many small bright red bells.
Euphorbia (euphorbia multiflorus) forms a lively bright color of delicate oval dark green leaves, creating neat rounded pillows. Each stem ends in a bright yellow dense bundle of delicate attractive flowers.
Heliopsis (sunlike). A strong, reliable, unpretentious plant with straight branching stems, bearing bright sunny flowers that glow all summer. The diameter of simple, semi-double or double flowers is about 8-9 cm. The height of the plant is 0.9-1 meter.
Scabiosa is a delightful flower that grows successfully, blooms for a long time and profusely from June until frost. The seed heads also add to the charm of the gardens. The Pink Haze variety is popular because of the especially generous bloom of lavender-pink flowers. It has the most compact and abundant flowers up to 80 cm high. This variety blooms when other scabiosa has already faded.
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Goldenrod (solidago). Of greatest interest is its variety Golden Wing up to 2 m high. Dense erect stems bear yellow baskets of small flowers, collected in paniculate inflorescences.
Monarda - plants with erect branching stems covered with pubescent leaves with a mint scent. The tops of the stems are crowned with bundles of tubular funnel-shaped flowers. Mahogany is one of the darkest red flowers.
Catnip (nepeta) - for several weeks at the beginning of summer, forms a wavy mass of small lavender-blue inflorescences. When aging branches are removed, flowering resumes by autumn. The narrow, grayish-green oblong-ovate leaves form a striking contrast to the mass of flowers. Plant height - 30-45 cm.
Penstemon (garden gloxinia). The plant owes its name to an extraordinary fact - all varieties have flowers with five stems. It is a very delicate but hardy plant. Reliable, durable and visually appealing to butterflies and birds. The Red Queen variety with beautiful long shiny leaves forms low flower beds. The sturdy, hardy stems bear charming foxglove flowers with striking light red edges and a pure white throat. This is a great addition to a warm garden. Plant height - 60 cm.
Rudbeckia brilliant is a chamomile-like late-flowering plant. It has large yellow flowers with a bold black "eye" center. Continuous support is required when the plant is in bloom. Height - 60-75 cm.
Salvia, cultivar May Night, has spike-like long-flowering flowers of dark indigo color. It is a ground cover plant that emits a strong aroma. Its height is 45-50 cm. This plant is rarely ideal. But this is a good variety.