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Monday, February 28, 2005

30 GREAT DESIGN TIPS - Part 2

30 Great Design Tips - Part 2

Color

11. Foliage is important. Go for contrast in color, texture, and shape of flowering plant foliage. Don't think of everything as plain green. Put the tall, emerald green, grasslike foliage of Siberian iris next to the low, chunky, silver-gray foliage of lamb's-ears, for example. Foliage also comes in yellow-greens, spring greens, blue-greens, and with variegations that include bits of white, red, purple, and other colors.

12. Come up with a color theme. As tempting as it is to choose a splash of this and a bit of that, the best gardens have a general color theme... more





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