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Beginner Gardening: Let's hear it for Color Echoes, 1 by vossner

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vossner wrote:
Pamela Harper was the first to popularize the notion of color echoes, in her book entitled, of all things, Color Echoes. That simple but supremely satisfying way of creating color combinations relies on pairing plants on the basis of shared color characteristics. Everything is fair game: leaves, flower petals, pistils, stamens, thorns, fruit or even seedpods. For example, the leaf of one and the flower of another may share a single hue, like the red of this coleus leaf and the red of the pentas flower.

I have not been able to have a continuum color echo thru my gardens. Don't know that I'd want that, may make things a bit monotonous. Not to mention that Mother Nature is the boss of me and while I conspire to match the most perfect combinations, MN comes and does what she will. So, I just sigh and do a color echo here, one there, and hope for the best.

Here are a few of mine. Pls show us yours.

I was in a "white" mood the day I planted this combo


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