Seasonal Color Inspiration: Autumn by COLOURlovers is a great web site to begin an investigation of why leaves turn color in the autumn. And because COLOURlovers™ is a resource that monitors and influences color trends, one of it sections includes color palettes. It's also a great web location to see how the colors of autumn mix and match.
Fom knowing a little about leaf color change and color inspiration, it is not too much of a leap for landscape gardeners to ask, How can I use color more effectively in my landscapes?
My Suite101 article for this week begins a series about using Color in the Landscape Garden. The series will also include photos I've collected over the years.
Landscape Garden Color: Planned Design Generates Unified Appearance discusses how a few guiding principles are necessary for successful use of color in the garden landscape. This article outlines the three primary colors:
- yellow, and
The article also points out the importance and enjoyment of using a colorwheel and what significance primary colors traditionally play in daily life. Future articles will discuss plants that fit into a primary color scheme. Tints and tones, shades and hues will also be discussed in future articles along with plants that fit suggested descriptions and themes.