A No Fail Garden Color Combination June 25, 2012 | FILED UNDER: Uncategorized
After my garden post last week, it struck me that there is one color combo you can’t go wrong with in the garden, and that is a red-violet flower paired with yellow-green foliage. It really is a striking combination and a way to make a ‘wow’ arrangement without having to put much thought into it. I actually have this combo on our front balcony:
This color combination works so well because they are complementary colors on the color wheel:
My neighbor Patti has used this combination beautifully in her rooftop garden:
Classic plants for this that both Patti and I have used are the bright green sweet potato vine and a red-violet petunia. Both types of plants are super easy to grow. In place of the sweet potato vine you could also use a lime green coleus
or one of my favorites, the licorice plant
. For the purple flowers you could use a calibrachoa
So if you don’t have any flowers in your outdoor space yet, get out and buy a couple of these inexpensive plants for a no-fail beautiful pot!