One of the pleasures of gardening is the array of different colors that an ornamental flower or perennial garden provides over the course of each year. As you plan for your next planting project, think about your approach to color. Many green thumbs succumb to the temptation to plant a variety of colors that will be blooming at any one time. Consider simplifying your color scheme so you will have large groupings of the same color. One color covering an area is often more effective and dramatic than a range of colors.
Simplicity in color will often make a space feel larger than it actually is. Large masses of color give an elegant and sophisticated feel to a place. The effect can be quieting and calming, which is something that many homeowners look for in flower and perennial gardens.