Some of the most beautiful gardens in the world are planted with a wide range of colors, from warm reds to cool blues and everything in between. Have you ever thought about trying to plant a garden bed that used every color of the rainbow? Officially, those colors are known as ROYGBIV on the spectrum—that stands for red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. It might be fun to try!
We’ll help you get started using the ideas for each color below. We have plant lists compiled for every one in the rainbow. Tap the links within each color category to explore further. If you’d prefer a more limited color palette, simply pick your favorites below and get started.
There’s nothing worse than walking into your garden and finding that deer have devoured your favorite plants. Short of installing nine-foot-tall deer fencing or repeatedly applying repellants, there are few sure cures. The good news is that there are specific plant traits that deer generally avoid. These four kinds of plants are your best bet if you share your garden with Bambi and her friends.
Looking for ideas for your garden beds? Whether you have just a few square feet to work with or the whole side of your house, you'll find great ideas for planting colorful borders in this article.
If you are anything like me, the dream is to have a gorgeous garden regardless of the time of year. Having a garden that is always colorful will take time, persistence, patience, and planning. Just like any other garden, a garden that is always in color will need updating and care as time goes on. Here are twelve items to consider when planning an ever-colorful garden.
Understanding and employing the basics elements of garden design will transform your garden from a collection of plants into one beautifully crafted, cohesive space. We’ll review ten principles that are critical to successful landscape design, and you’ll learn what key terms like texture, contrast and viewpoint mean as they relate to garden elements.
Do you love the tropical look of bold leaves in vibrant colors? Are you struggling to find something unique for your shade garden? Ready to add life to your windowsill with a few new houseplants?
Annual lobelia (Lobelia erinus) blooms prolifically for months, with a trailing, spreading or bushy habit that’s perfect for containers and landscape plantings.
If you are looking to get a jump on your vegetable garden, starting seeds indoors is a great option to consider. You can start vegetable seeds up to 6 weeks before the last threat of frost has passed, then transplant or move them outdoors after the frost-free date for your area.
Coleus is a tropical plant with striking foliage often grown as an annual. A highly popular bedding plant during Victorian times, this member of the mint family is easy to grow, rewarding with months of continuous color.
For continuous color in the landscape, few plants rival verbena. This low-maintenance annual or perennial needs little supplemental care, yet rewards with months of bloom.