Want to add colour to your garden? Flowers are just one solution. They’re bright and beautiful, but also time-consuming. Brendan looks at some alternative ways of adding zest to your garden that are high on colour and low on maintenance.
Feature walls, statues, fabric, garden furniture and water features are just a few ways of brightening up your garden.
Things to consider:
- Painting a wall in your garden will definitely add colour to your outdoor living and makes a great backdrop to pots and plants. Purple makes a beautiful backdrop to any coloured pots or seating.
- Paint existing pots or buy coloured ones to bring in colour. There’s such a variety of coloured pots and styles around, let your imagination run wild!.
- A bright piece of cloth over a garden table or even hanging on a wall adds colour and contrast.
- Make a focal point of a unique feature in your garden, such as a fountain, pond, or trellis in a bright colour.
- Add colour with your outdoor furniture, such as a brightly patterned mosaic table.
- Introduce colour through fruit trees, such as red apples or yellow lemons, or the bright red of a chilli plant .
- Remember green is nature’s harmonising force and in itself is cool and relaxing. When you place colour in green surroundings, watch it transform your space. The green makes warm colours pop in a way they don't against white and beige. .
- Colour wheels from art supply stores or paint stores can help gardeners visualise various colour harmonies. Start anywhere on the wheel and go forward or backward to select your own harmonious scheme. For best results, keep the colour scheme simple by sticking to one, two or three colours. Avoid a shotgun approach with one colour here and one colour there. A simple design gives a planned, unified look to the garden.
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