Colors I am stuck and need fresh ideas

Wayne, NE

I am obsessed with pink and purple combinations. Light pink and light blue combinations. Dark Blue lobelia with hot pink geraniums. I have been planning ahead and seeing flower beds and pots and I think I have found yet again all pink/purple/blue combinations. What combinations do you use in pots/beds.

Elmira, NY(Zone 6a)

Last year I grew mostly hot colored zinnias (State Fair) with mixed nasturtiums through a bed of white alyssum as an edging in the front yard. I don't usually like hot colors, but it looked great, and I got a lot of compliments on it. I'm kind of a purple fiend, normally.

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Do you want mainly pink and purple or pink/purple/blue photos? Were you looking for other color combinations?

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Wayne, NE

I love those colors together. I was kinda thinking other combinations so not every flower bed is that same.

Columbus, OH

I'm all about the pinky/purple combinations, too. :) I do well with cool yellow and purple (esp. white blooms or grey foliage), or salmon and periwinkle blue, or warm yellow/orange/red.

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Purple and cream with yellow in the background.

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(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Green and deep purple/near black.

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

...and the picture to go with it.

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(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Blue green and yellow green with purple.

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OSAKA, Japan(Zone 9b)

Hi Little_Squirt

I love blue (purple )and pink combination, too.
I feel extremely comfortable with that color combination.
Here are some of my plantings.

Tomtom

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OSAKA, Japan(Zone 9b)

Snapdragon and Delphinium.

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OSAKA, Japan(Zone 9b)

Silene and Lobelia

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(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Lovely arrangements, as always, Tomtom! Good to see you here.

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

Now, darnit you guys.....

I thought I was going to be happy with a few pots of coleus along with my attempt at veggies. Now you've gone and whetted my appetite for flowers in my favorite colors.

I'm going to go off the deep end if I'm not real careful. Sheesh. Pots, pots, and more pots!

:-)

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

gilraen - for ideas you can try:

Mischel's Greenhouses:
http://www.mischelsgreenhouses.com/

Proven Winners:
http://www.provenwinners.com/combinations/?s=1&sSeason=Early+Spring

Wayne, NE

You guys have some great ideas-----pirl thanks for the greenhouse website--i was unfamiliar with that one

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

They are a very good company and have never disappointed me.

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

Mischels looks like a really nice site, and I love that they organize by color.

I've got some studying to do! (need variety in blooming dates plus hot weather thriving...)

Westborough, MA(Zone 5b)

While I'm not huge on pink myself, my mother-in-law had a variety of verbena in containers that looked outstanding. Over the life of the bloom it changed between a soft pink, coral, and apricot color. The verbena 'lanai peach' looks close to what it was (http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/134509/).

I also love blue edging lobelia (it bloomed from early summer-1st hard frost for me).

San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Pirl, you grow those in your yard or what?

I love this one: "..and the picture to go with it."

The rest are amazing too, you really have a gift....

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Yes, they're all my photos taken in our gardens. Thanks for the compliments.

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Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

always nice pix Pirl

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Same garden after I finished cleaning it yesterday:

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Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

Cleaning??? You gutted it! Um... I'm very much a newbie. Why did you clear almost everything out? Was something wrong with it? I'm confused.

And by the way, thanks again for the link to Mischel's. I just ordered about $175 worth of lantanas to put into a new Bloommaster box planter. I'm hoping for a glorious display.

Definitely going off the deep end, here. Hope it's a soft landing. :-)

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

The first photo was from last year. Over the winter the plants went dormant and will return shortly. It's what is done in all 29 gardens, some large some small.

Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

After being on DG for 2 years I found I was not planting things close enough in containers.
Now I bunch everything in and the the roots duke it out for themselves

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Here's a video from Martha Stewart Living on creating a hanging basket arrangement:
http://www.marthastewart.com/article/hanging-baskets

Gilraen - have fun with all those plants! Two of the lantanas I bought last year are now inside blooming. They have great plants and many will be in bloom when your boxes arrive.

Santa Cruz, CA(Zone 9b)

I love light pinks with light grey and maroon foliage, im a huge fan of the purple pink combo, cant seem to get away from it. As for the brighter combos i like dark blue and oraange or deep purple with yellow.

Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

Light against dark is a good interior decorating rule.

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(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

wonderearth - here's one for you. Photo taken by Willowwind:

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Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

nice blues, even in the greens

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

Very nice!

Santa Cruz, CA(Zone 9b)

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