I am so excited to be participating for the first time in the monthly Garden Designers Round Table. This month is all about color in the garden. All the GDRT writers participating will be posting about color and I can guarantee you will find an exciting and varied take on the subject by following all the links at the bottom of this post (coming shortly).
Top to bottom – the credit for these gardens goes to: White and Pink -Moises Esquenazi, Red and Orange- Earth Designs, Yellow Garden Shed found at Beauty Ever New, Green Gate from Bellewood Gardens, Turquoise from Earth Designs, Teal from Country Living, Blue – from Stu Who?, Purple from JJlocations, Dark Purple from Earth Designs and Black from JJlocations.
Here at Studio ‘g’ I thought I would take my color focus away from the typical way to jazz things up and add color in the garden – that is with bright flowers or plants – and focus on the structures, furniture and accessories of the garden. Just like inside the home, if you need a change or a fresh look, the fastest way to accomplish it is to paint and swap out accessories. Sure you can add lots of bright annuals too, but I think it is interesting to think about how adding a pop of color can make what you already have so much more interesting.
So I spent some time (ok, alot of time) finding and creating this rainbow of garden color inspiration. Its like the the mother of all ‘daily garden’ posts (which BTW -in light of this effort, I will not be posting today) It is twelve gardens, one for each color of the rainbow to inspire you to add some color to your garden by painting something or upholstering something — and then sitting back and watching how all your lovely plants take on a whole new life in front of these exciting backdrops.
Click through to the gallery to see the full image of each garden .
And for more color topics from my cohorts see all these wonderful posts.
Andrew Keys : Garden Smackdown : Boston, MA »
Christina Salwitz : Personal Garden Coach : Renton, WA »
Douglas Owens-Pike : Energyscapes : Minneapolis, MN »
Genevieve Schmidt : North Coast Gardening : Arcata, CA »
Ivette Soler : The Germinatrix : Los Angeles, CA »
Jocelyn Chilvers : The Art Garden : Denver, CO »
Rebecca Sweet : Gossip in the Garden : Los Altos, CA »
Scott Hokunson : Blue Heron Landscapes : Granby, CT »
Susan Cohan : Miss Rumphius’ Rules : Chatham, NJ »