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dave

March 30, 2009
9:47 AM

Post #6339035

There are a total of 489 votes:


I like the pinks and magentas with gray
(12 votes, 2%)
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Purple and lime green are a favorite of mine
(40 votes, 8%)
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I like soft colors together like pinks and blues
(53 votes, 10%)
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Hot tones like red, yellow and orange are my favorites
(91 votes, 18%)
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I like everything mixed together
(226 votes, 46%)
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Other. Please tell us!
(67 votes, 13%)
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Previous Polls

debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 30, 2009
11:11 AM

Post #6339131

blue/yellow and
purple/yellow/orange

aspenhill

aspenhill
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 30, 2009
11:15 AM

Post #6339136

My gardens are primarily woodland shade, and I've grown to prefer foliage and the cool pastel colors (pinks, purples, pale yellows, whites) that make up the plant palette that work in those conditions LOL.

WillowWasp

WillowWasp
Jones Creek, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 30, 2009
11:31 AM

Post #6339170

I love all flowers and usually don't care what color they are. I try and have contrast as well as complimenting colors in all my stuff, course it dosen't always work out that way. Color I care about when choosing my wardrobe or sending something to a friend.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

March 30, 2009
11:31 AM

Post #6339171

I voted for "other" since I prefer Pamela Harper's theory of Color Echoes, which is also the name of her book.

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valrita

March 30, 2009
11:38 AM

Post #6339191

Violet and orange
Hemophobic
Kannapolis, NC

March 30, 2009
11:38 AM

Post #6339192

Depends on the area I'm gardening in. I want to make a moon garden somewhere this year, add a water feature and I'm redoing several beds. I generally lean toward pastel shades, but my daylilies are sometimes raucuous colors and combos! Some areas need bolder colors while others require calmer, more soothing tones.
ericabelle
West Plains, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 30, 2009
12:43 PM

Post #6339407

I discovered one of my new favorite combinations completely by mistake last year! I wanted to have red zinnias with white wave petunias in a side bed in our front yard. However, I ordered the zinnia seeds listed as "scarlet", which apparently are really bright orange. I was so upset - I thought it would look horrible with the white petunias. But, when I bought the petunias, some were not blooming. When they opened they were a hot pink! So, as a result of two mistakes, my orange and hot pink bed was an eye catcher from the road all last year!

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CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

March 30, 2009
12:55 PM

Post #6339471

All colors are pretty. Mix them up!

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cedar18
Lula, GA
(Zone 7b)

March 30, 2009
1:40 PM

Post #6339699

My favorite color combo is blue and/or purple with yellow. I find myself gravitating to that a lot.

postmandug

postmandug
Bardstown, KY
(Zone 6a)

March 30, 2009
2:09 PM

Post #6339871

Voted "other". Texture is more important to me than color combinations.

Doug
plantladyhou
Katy, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 30, 2009
2:21 PM

Post #6339938

I voted "other" as I have several beds and they all have a different theme. The bed I was going to make a yellow/green/orange was going fine until the azaleas bloomed and they are lavender. At least the azaleas bloom earlier than anything else so that is a moot point and I can go back to Plan A. The other front bed is a pink/red/fuschia/white/green bed and so far has remained that way. Next to it is a lot of green and then Lorapetulum (sp?) which stands out and kind of goes w/the pink, etc. and is in front of some green shrubs. All of this is under or very near Loquat trees w/yellow fruit on it but those will be gone soon (fruit, I mean). In the back is a hodge-podge of green w/Brugs and a few Plumerias and some "different" roses - mostly singles and doubles on long canes but not climbers. There's even cactus in there and I'm not about to start messing w/that. Then overgrown oleanders that bloom only once a year and that disgusts me because I am a brilliant-color lover and I find plain green boring.

Ann
valrita

March 30, 2009
2:34 PM

Post #6339997

Cedar18, so you might like this. Rudbeckia 'Maya' and Salvia 'Marcus'.
The Salvia is actually more purple but my camera sees it as blue.

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Kathleen
Panama, NY
(Zone 5a)

March 30, 2009
2:40 PM

Post #6340020

As I hardly ever plan, I usually end up with lots of color scatter hither and yon.
margaran
(Maggie) Jacksonvill, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 30, 2009
2:47 PM

Post #6340048

Shades of pink and soft orange
GardeningNC
Durham, NC
(Zone 7b)

March 30, 2009
3:31 PM

Post #6340255

I like my pinks, purples, whites and yellows... though I tend to have others mixed in sometimes - that one plant I just couldn't live without :-)
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

March 30, 2009
3:45 PM

Post #6340320

I love all colors,but I like to have theme areas here and there.Like shady areas with all types of contrasting foliage or maybe one bed with all oranges,reds and yellows and another with purples,pinks and whites.
cedar18
Lula, GA
(Zone 7b)

March 30, 2009
3:57 PM

Post #6340372

velnita, that is perfect! Not only the colors but the contrast in flower shape. I have Marcus but not Maya. Will have to try that.
cubana3
Lafayette, LA

March 30, 2009
4:03 PM

Post #6340397

Voted other because I love lots of white flowers with other colors mixed in as accents.
When the sun sets you see mostly the whites...beautiful!
WaterCan2
Eastern Long Island, NY
(Zone 7a)

March 30, 2009
5:46 PM

Post #6340761

Mix it up! ☺

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hopflower
Santa Rosa, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 30, 2009
5:51 PM

Post #6340776

I love them all, including white!
friscoflora
Frisco, TX

March 30, 2009
6:25 PM

Post #6340911

Definitely pinks and blues.

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JanGinger
Hopewell, PA

March 30, 2009
6:48 PM

Post #6341007


My new favorite plant is a knock-out lime green and purple combo. Agastache "Golden Jubilee
I started it from seed two years ago and it is truly beautiful. I have it in 3 garden locations

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roybird
Santa Fe, NM

March 30, 2009
6:48 PM

Post #6341008

I put "other" because I like the colors to change with the seasons. I prefer the golds and reds in fall and the more pastel colors in spring. I like purple any time, though. Texture is just as important as color.
holeth
Corpus Christi, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 30, 2009
7:01 PM

Post #6341061

I always plan 2 main plots/boxes/gardens/etc. One with a "sunset" scheme (red, orange, yellow, magenta) and one with the cool pinks & blues. Somehow, I always seem to favor the pinks & blues, and there are more of them. I can't overcome my bias, I guess.

Occasionally I'll do a third big show of patriotism: my red white & blue box. It always seems to bloom with a week or two between each plant. Kinda blows the effect. :-( Any suggestions to narrow the "around July 4" window?
redchic01
southern willamette , OR
(Zone 7a)

March 30, 2009
7:10 PM

Post #6341095

Holeth... I think that I just found the name of my color scheme... "sunset". Thanks! I was going to say that I have a large bed where I like to plant things with dark red and/or brownish foliage with things that have red or orange or other 'sunset' colored foliage!

In my shady area I like to mix greenish blue foliage stuff with silver foliage. I don't pay attention to the flower color there :-p I guess that if it were to really clash... I'd care.
margaran
(Maggie) Jacksonvill, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 30, 2009
7:10 PM

Post #6341096

Friscoflora,
LOVE your garden!

Maggie
FrillyLily
springfield area, MO
(Zone 5b)

March 30, 2009
7:28 PM

Post #6341165

orange and purple.
MiniPonyFarmer
Gilmer, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 30, 2009
7:38 PM

Post #6341207

I like color vomit. Like somebody just puked flowers and the colors are everywhere mixed together.
I tend to select the pastels over the intense colors, or the muted and drab ones. I like bright and cheery without being disturbing. I use red some, but the flamy orange red is not my favorite. Dark reds with blue undertones work better for me. And if I pick blue, it is usually baby blue, not the darker shades.
Pink, yellow and lavender together are a favorite combo. Plus orange and purple (has to be just right though).
Pink is a color that just mixes with anything, so is buttery yellow.
I don't care for the mustardy or deep yellows AT ALL. For example I think the plain gold coreopsis is YUK.
MaryE
Baker City, OR
(Zone 5b)

March 30, 2009
7:48 PM

Post #6341233

The gray of Dusty Miller or Lambs Ears pared with deep purple, salmon or pink is a real showy combination. And last year I planted Gailardia next to a big Blue Queen Salvia and WOW, that really lit up a space!
dobra1629
Houma, LA

March 30, 2009
7:51 PM

Post #6341245

I plant different combinations in different beds. Soft colors, cool colors and hot colors are separated.

Dorothy
MaryE
Baker City, OR
(Zone 5b)

March 30, 2009
7:53 PM

Post #6341254

Someone asked about patriotic flower combos, here is mine. Also, do a search on DG for an article somebody wrote about patriotic flower combinations.

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treelover3
Minneapolis, MN
(Zone 5a)

March 30, 2009
8:20 PM

Post #6341358

Cedar18, I, too, love purple and yellow together.

Because flowers are so fleeting, I have a Helmond Pillar Barberry surrounded with Artemisia vulgaris ‘Golden Phoenix’. This pairing provides an entire season of purple and yellow color contrast without the need for flowers.
Mike
flowerfantasy
Washington, IN
(Zone 6a)

March 30, 2009
8:24 PM

Post #6341374

I like the magentas,greens and purples mixed with maybe a splash of white or yellow thrown in
brclark56
Jacksonville, FL

March 30, 2009
8:47 PM

Post #6341456

I'm new in these parts... where do you vote? Purple and green is my favorite combo inside or out!
MaryE
Baker City, OR
(Zone 5b)

March 30, 2009
9:17 PM

Post #6341590

brclark56, go to the DG homepage, look on the right hand side, there is a question every week beginning on Monday. Below that are a whole bunch of other things in boxes, birthdays of DG members, some botanical history, a list of the newest folks, and other things I can't remember now.
avaeads
Seward, AK
(Zone 7b)

March 30, 2009
10:51 PM

Post #6342022

I voted 'other'. I grow nothing but wildflowers. Some are transplanted, but most come to my yard naturally, by way of bird droppings, wind-blown seeds and occasional flooding.

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greenbrain

greenbrain
Madison, IL
(Zone 6b)

March 30, 2009
11:37 PM

Post #6342289

I lean toward the reds because they attract hummingbirds.
Planter56
Buffalo, NY

March 31, 2009
12:05 AM

Post #6342410

Nature doesn't plan in color pallates so why should I :) If I plant it and it grows and flowers so much the better!
dparsons01
Albuquerque, NM
(Zone 7b)

March 31, 2009
2:41 AM

Post #6343071

All of the ones on the list, just not necessarily mixed. Different beds get different color combinations. Rooms in my house have different color schemes. I like them all but would not put all the colors on one wall.
Portland1
(Judi)Portland, OR

March 31, 2009
4:11 AM

Post #6343436

Lots of white flowers
Joan
Belfield, ND
(Zone 4a)



March 31, 2009
6:05 AM

Post #6343757

I like the colors all mixed up. I'm finding that I have way too much of the blue/purple thing going on, so I'm working on trying to break that pattern up a bit by mixing in some other colors.

I also *try* to plan my flower beds so that there is always something going on (blooming) throughout the growing season, while also attempting to plant companions that will hide the dying foliage of what's already done blooming (bulbs). I've not quite mastered that scenario though.

In my mind, perfect flowerbeds would be full of spring flowering bulbs that bloomed profusely (sans snow) while the early season perennials were reaching blooming season, and the summer blooming perennials would reach blooming season as the early blooming perennials were finishing, and the fall blooming perennials would reach blooming season as the summer blooming ones were finishing...and they all were happy with the same growing conditions, in the same bed, for the entire season...

See why I've not mastered that plan?

I can still dream about it though.
DaleTheGardener
Tampa, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 31, 2009
9:15 AM

Post #6343926

Soft

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DaleTheGardener
Tampa, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 31, 2009
9:16 AM

Post #6343927

softer

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DaleTheGardener
Tampa, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 31, 2009
9:17 AM

Post #6343928

softest

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gabagoo
Yonkers, NY
(Zone 5b)

March 31, 2009
3:42 PM

Post #6345094

My faves are purple or blue with orange or yellow.

Everything mixed up works too.
:o)

Nancy
KaperC
No. San Diego Co., CA
(Zone 10b)

March 31, 2009
3:45 PM

Post #6345110

Like a few others, I gravitate to purple/blue and yellow. Most of our plants are California natives, so that's easy to do. Love white, though.

And the red white and blue combos are beautiful!
JanetS
Braselton, GA
(Zone 7b)

March 31, 2009
4:06 PM

Post #6345182

I like to mix it up too...I always start with a PLAN...lol...but it never seems to work out that way!

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sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

March 31, 2009
5:53 PM

Post #6345622

I love all the colors in some place but not all mixed together!
Here's one permutation of my new favorite combo- canna leaves with Verbena bonariensis.

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Katlian
Carson City, NV
(Zone 6b)

March 31, 2009
6:34 PM

Post #6345800

I have more of a specimen garden; one or two of each kind of plant. They are grouped by water requirements so the colors end up all mixed together.
KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

March 31, 2009
7:20 PM

Post #6345959

My favorite combination wasn't listed, but I like a pop of orange next to blue (or yellows next to purple). Aside from that conscious choice, I kind of just like to put things together naturally and let the colors play with each other. :)
cedar18
Lula, GA
(Zone 7b)

March 31, 2009
9:20 PM

Post #6346479

Yes, Janet, I can relate. A PLAN always gives way to PLANT lust. At least for me...:)
ibartoo
Pawleys Island, SC

March 31, 2009
10:16 PM

Post #6346739

The only color I don't like to use in the garden is white. I had some whites one time and from my windows, it made me feel as though I needed to go pick up the paper in my yard. LOL, It drove me crazy from the kitchen window.
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 1, 2009
2:25 AM

Post #6347922

Blues and purples with various shades of green. Probably resulting from my love for beardless irises.
Seandor
Springfield, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 1, 2009
12:39 PM

Post #6348938

I don't like everything mixed together - but I do LOVE each of these colour schemes separately in their own gardens - so forcing me to choose is simply not fair! :-)
treelover3
Minneapolis, MN
(Zone 5a)

April 1, 2009
12:40 PM

Post #6348941

The one nice thing about white flowers in the garden is that you can still see white flowers at night. All of the other flower colors disappear as soon as it gets dark.
KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

April 1, 2009
1:07 PM

Post #6349032

That's true, treelover!

I like pops of white here and there, especially on taller plants. My white phlox ('David') was a standout in my old garden when it was in bloom.
earlymorn
Warren, IN
(Zone 5b)

April 1, 2009
2:49 PM

Post #6349459

I'm currently working on a garden primarily composed of blues, whites, and greens. Now that there are many true blues available, it's shaping up quite nicely. I'm so anxious for spring weather to arrive so I can get back at it.
gbwhite
Abington, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 1, 2009
3:00 PM

Post #6349515

Reds, yellows and blues!
twinkielee
Minden, LA

April 1, 2009
4:52 PM

Post #6349990

I love white flowers with purples or blues. White flowers are my all-time favorite.
Nan
SW, WI
(Zone 4b)

April 1, 2009
6:13 PM

Post #6350367

Chose a little bit of everything.

I don't 'purposely' plant combinations...they just 'happen'!
zonkel
Florence, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 1, 2009
7:37 PM

Post #6350819

All colors, especially green foliage, but favorite is

deep blue or purple mixed with bright yellow.
They are opposites on the color wheel and provode great contrast.
marie_
West Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

April 1, 2009
9:44 PM

Post #6351319

Purple and Yellow
birder17
Jackson, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 2, 2009
1:14 AM

Post #6352309

I did a monochromatic flower bed last year and really enjoyed it. 'Marine' Heliotrope, Lilac Frosted Penta, Purple and Lilac Nemsia and then bordered with pink impatients. It made a nice calming, fragrant statement. All the plants were very happy.
randysbaby
Virginia Beach, VA

April 2, 2009
1:39 AM

Post #6352425

To me all colors look beautiful just like a natural scene nothing is put together everything is in a mix which to me this brings out the natural beauty in plants as well as our society plants are like humans we all look great next to each other
skaz421
Wesley Chapel, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 2, 2009
10:30 AM

Post #6353643

I voted other.

I like matching plants to Elephant Ears, to provide contrast - yellow callas against a dark colocasia, or a dark canna against a variegated alocasia.
treelover3
Minneapolis, MN
(Zone 5a)

April 2, 2009
1:26 PM

Post #6354005

I forgot I had a pic of the Helmond pillar and Golden Phoenix combo and since others have added pics of their favs, here is mine.

This message was edited Apr 2, 2009 8:30 AM
valrita

April 2, 2009
1:31 PM

Post #6354027

That looks nice! I especially like the textures and different colors.
treelover3
Minneapolis, MN
(Zone 5a)

April 2, 2009
1:32 PM

Post #6354030

Oops...
Here is the pic:

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treelover3
Minneapolis, MN
(Zone 5a)

April 2, 2009
1:34 PM

Post #6354035

Thanks, velnita. I forgot I could download the pic to this computer to post it. (:o)
Mike
gloria125
Greensboro, AL

April 2, 2009
2:01 PM

Post #6354155

My very favorite colour scheme is a group of peachy-apricot flowers - roses or hollyhocks with the punch of a dark - like etoile de violet clematis or the nearly black hollyhock.
LaJeanne
Cleveland, TX

April 2, 2009
7:09 PM

Post #6355459

I tend to think my garden probably looks like a huge Johnny Jump Up from space...everything purples yellows, greens and white.
shelbsyd
Oakley, CA
(Zone 8b)

April 2, 2009
8:01 PM

Post #6355646

I chose the reds, oranges and yellows. I mixed up my yards, since I love all plants and colors. My front yad is pink, purple and gray and my back yard is orange and red. I want to mix another color with the orange and red, do you think yellow? I seem to gravitate towards orange. All my plants in the front row of my border are orange and middle is red. I wanted to add another color to make it pop, just not sure what else. Do you have any suggestions?

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 2, 2009
9:50 PM

Post #6356075

I voted other because I think it all depends on the bed, different themes for different beds. If the beds are adjacent to my house they have to match the house so yellow/red/orange.
Then I have a purple and pink themed bed that is not near the house...I'm currently planning a blue and yellow garden also nowhere near the house.
I love the white themed gardens for the shade.
TexasTam
Plano, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 2, 2009
10:10 PM

Post #6356157

I think my planting and color arrangment technique is referred to as "hodge-podge" or "wherever there's a space".

My favorite combo is probably a mix of purples and yellows (with green foliage)...Mardi Gras colors!
Melissande
Chillicothe, OH

April 3, 2009
12:58 AM

Post #6356938

I do deep blue and deep purples with pale yellows. And of course all shades of blue and purple and even rose too are acceptable.--M
kgd7966
Winston Salem, NC
(Zone 7a)

April 3, 2009
4:18 AM

Post #6357777

My "Other" is for blue, purple, lavender, lilac, white, gray and anything in that range. I have a border made up of plans of this ilk (centaurea (2 kinds), woodside amethyst daylily, veronica, lithodora, a purple datura, some purple and white irises, and a bunch of other stuff I can't remember right now).

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wind

wind
Mount Laurel, NJ
(Zone 7a)

April 3, 2009
11:33 AM

Post #6358342

"Chocolate" and anything! Deep, dark burgundy, plum to almost black with white, yellow and especially green.

I also agree with 'flowerjen', it depends on the bed. I do love a 'Blue' garden with pink accent color, a 'Sun & Moon' garden with mostly white and some yellow, and gardens with orange, yellow and purple combination's.

beebonnet

beebonnet
Coos Bay, OR
(Zone 9a)

April 4, 2009
12:40 AM

Post #6361242

I voted All Mixed Up because that's what it is. My very best efforts to colorize Still ends up All Mixed Up. Oh well! I still love it.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 4, 2009
1:31 AM

Post #6361439

quoted from miniponyfarmer

Quoting:I like color vomit. Like somebody just puked flowers and the colors are everywhere mixed together


hee hee!!!!
Iowafaerie
Otho, IA

April 4, 2009
1:56 AM

Post #6361544

I clicked on soft shades of pink & blue (it's peaceful) with a little white and/or yellow to add pop, but I like different color themes for different parts of the yard. I have white & yellow on the South side of my home but like hot colors in the distance in the back. I love purple that vibrates (I think that's the faeries) with oranges and yellows. I love everything. That's my problem. ;)
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 4, 2009
6:42 AM

Post #6362385

leeflea51, you sound very depressed. Talk to someone. Ask for help before your depression gets any worse. ANd it can get worse. Sorry you are feeling so rotten. I hope you can get it turned around soon. Dont try to think your way out of it, get help now.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

April 4, 2009
1:05 PM

Post #6362800

I almost wrote something for leeflea51, but changed my mind.
I have a very positive outlook on life. The reason, I go to great lengths to make things happen that way for me. Also get lots of support from all the good people on this site.
Life is great!
Have a Great Day!
Bernie
grownut
Clarkson, KY

April 4, 2009
9:50 PM

Post #6364608

Like many others -blue/purple, yellow/peach, and whites. And greeny whites

And pinks
And fuschias and reds and magentas
And oranges and chocolates and greens
And and and...
grampapa
Wheatfield, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 5, 2009
11:11 AM

Post #6366513

I picked the soft colors. I love pastels. But I have learned to add white and a bright spot of yellow so it doesn't get too monotonous. And since I have been gardening seriously and listening to other DG members (and reading...if you've seen my latest article about Gertrude Jekyll), I've learned to LOVE orange flowers. A favorite combo is now orange and purple...add some chartreuse foliage and you're in business. I had to learn to do the same thing in quilting...push my color palette out of my comfortable box. It's well worth it. Now, if I could just get it to work in the garden...have a nice photo (that I can't find at the moment) of coral reef poppies (supposed to be, well, coral, but came out all shades of orange) with victoria blue salvia. just couldn't manage the chartreuse.

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grampapa
Wheatfield, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 5, 2009
11:15 AM

Post #6366516

here's the salvia, looks blue here but has a much more purple cast in the garden

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grampapa
Wheatfield, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 5, 2009
11:18 AM

Post #6366519

and another shade of the 'coral' poppies...I think this is what they are supposed to look like (or at least close)

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valrita

April 5, 2009
12:54 PM

Post #6366720

Nice poppies, Grampapa. I may need to try more poppies since I like those colors too. Last year I paired together Heliotrope 'Fragrant Delight' and Butterfly Weed. It looked nice and smelled good too.

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cactuspatch
Alamogordo, NM
(Zone 7b)

April 5, 2009
2:17 PM

Post #6366974

I like to mix it up very cottage style. But when my poppies and larkspur reseed and come up together, I think it is my favorite combo by Mother Nature. http://www.flickr.com/photos/quiltdiva/2221453766/in/set-72157600226371125/
I love it when the larkspur reseed by the Stella daylilies too.

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meadowyck

meadowyck
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 5, 2009
2:21 PM

Post #6366997

I like for my beds to follow the color wheel... although last year I did plant another plant that was completely different color and it really was beautiful. sorry I didn't take a picture it was late in the season. Got to love those clearance plants...LOL

Janet
emillner
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 6, 2009
2:52 AM

Post #6370106

Pink roses with bluebonnets are the combination in my garden at the moment. It's the finest spring combination in a Texas garden.
dmac085
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7a)

April 6, 2009
4:59 AM

Post #6370566

I used to be all about any shades of blue which when younger I would do the yellow and white and in other places pinks and purples. For the past few years I've been really liking hot pinks, fuchsia, pure yellows, bright oranges and lime greens--I call them citrus colors. Blue is still a favorite but the gaudy colors are calling:lol:

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 6, 2009
12:56 PM

Post #6371365

I love darks against light colors.
This garden was new last year so I put in coleus to shade the weeds.
Mahogony Giant is great with white impatiens

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gbwhite
Abington, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 17, 2009
8:19 AM

Post #6422575

Yellows and Reds definetlly.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

June 10, 2009
9:21 PM

Post #6669857

Hot tones.
joandud
White Lake, MI

June 23, 2009
3:54 AM

Post #6726178

Blue and yellow.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 23, 2009
11:14 AM

Post #6726614

They do play well together.

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