By . Garden. Published at Saturday, April 28th, 2018 - 23:31:48 PM.
As a society, we have been trained to see meaning in certain colors, red means stop, green means go, yellow says be cautious. On a deeper level, though, colors can also evoke certain emotions in us. Bright colors can make us feel more energetic and vibrant. Cool colors can make us feel calm, content, tired or melancholy. Pastel colors can make us feel relaxed, refreshed and peaceful. In a garden space intended for peace, quiet and relaxation, pastel garden schemes are often used. For more information about using pastels in the garden and types of pastel flowers.
In nature, woodland plants like ferns, trilliums and wild violets happily grow in little patches around trees, not in a perfect ring within a perfect circle. When landscaping around trees, create natural looking beds that also match the style of the rest of the landscape, do not spend a fortune on a fancy foundation landscaping and perfectly placed shade trees only to have them cheapened by quick, easy and boring rings of around the trees. If you love hostas, like many people including myself do, plant groupings of different varieties mixed in with other shade plants for different bloom times and textures. You may be surprised how many shade plants there are if you look beyond the hosta tables at your local garden center.
At first it may seem boring to use a block of one color or monochromatic, but when you realize all the different shades and textures of these colors or complimentary colors, you will see that a color block garden design becomes anything but boring. You can even create your own rainbow by using blocks of individual colors that fade into the next as I previously mentioned, or choose a pattern effect like a quilt. The ideas are endless.
The pocket garden is a design technique that has been used by gardeners for generations, but it has recently found a chic standing in the landscape world. What is a pocket garden? It can be a combination of scenarios, but the basic point is to add plants in small, unexpected ways to the landscape.
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