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flowersandthings(MidAtlantic 6/7)July 2, 2005

What are some of your favorite or new favorite color combinations? I'm perusing the garden and (making my plants nervous) thinking about digging up this and that here and there to rearrange some things (by color) .... I'm loving (from seeing it happen "by accident" a few times in the garden) the way the following colors look together:

pale yellow and magenta

blue and magenta

salmon and pale yellow

salmon and blue

I'm thinking of making a spot with just these colors. I think they compliment each other so nicely and its so eyepopping. (now just have to have the discipline to to include any other colors in their bed!).... What do you think? Just a suggestion if you're considering planting any of those colors.... they look great together. What are your favorites? :)

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katybird_PA(z6 PA)

Funny, I have a salmon dianthus 'Helen' with a soft yellow happy return daylily and some soft "blue" campanula (looks more lavender to me). I was just thinking what a nice combination it was. I am also fond of my centranthus ruber with the golden yellow Coreopsis 'Early Sunrise' and the Soft blue nepeta and 'Snow Cap' daisy.

    Bookmark   July 6, 2005 at 4:31PM
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flowersandthings(MidAtlantic 6/7)

Ooooh katybird I'd never heard of dianthus helen before.... so I googled it.... lovely salmon.... where did you get yours? Will you be collecting seeds/have enough plant to trade? I'd love to trade seeds/plants if you do.... :)

    Bookmark   July 6, 2005 at 5:09PM
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katybird_PA(z6 PA)

It's only been the past two years that I realized I have very favorable conditions for dianthus. I really enjoy trying new ones and many are so easy from seed, but I've also found Bluestone carries a nice variety. Check out 'Doris' too. I had a tough time deciding whether to go with 'Helen' or 'Doris.'

    Bookmark   July 7, 2005 at 9:10AM
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bouquet(z8 Dallas)

I agree that salmon/peachy colors look great near lavender/blue things. Some burgundy thrown in is also nice. Here are some combos in my garden:

Buff Beauty Rose, 'Argentine Sky' Salvia Guaranitica and Orange Candy Lilies

Abe Darby Rose, Black and Blue Salvia Guaranitica, Catherine Woodbury daylily and tall lavender-blue scabiosa (from seed).

Pygmy Barberry shrub, Moonlight Masquarade daylily, May Night salvia and Butterfly Blue Scabiosa.

Mixed mass of Salvia guaranitica and Blue Mist Flower with Pink Damask (really peach) daylilies and (annual) red fountain grass.

If you can grow it, the cobalt blue of Salvia Guaranitica looks great with anything and serves as a "weaver" throughout the garden. An added plus is hummingbirds go crazy over it.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2005 at 2:03PM
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josie_z6b(z6b Philly)

I like yellow with almost any shade of purple as long as the yellow is not too mustard.

Bright apricot with strong purple and deep violets looks so gorgeous to me.

Chartreuse with orange is very bright but fun.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2005 at 2:31PM
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Irish_Terror(z9 CA)

I like mixing bold, bright colors in my hillside garden. Things are still in bloom here in Northern California. The past few weeks I've had Mexican sage, Stella D'Oro day lilies, and a beautiful display of several varieties of red roses. Boy do they POP!

    Bookmark   November 12, 2005 at 10:36AM
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threedogsmom(6b Carroll Valley PA)

I like the look of the original Knockout rose with blue salvia. I also like burgundy Japanese Maple next to Firemound Spirea (burg and yellow-gold leaves). Stunning in spring when the burgundy color is showing the most on the spirea !

    Bookmark   May 12, 2006 at 1:13PM
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