Were moving in on mid-summer and panic is setting in. I’m thinking this might not be the year I finally get through my whole to do list. Hmm.
I’ve been revamping my main flower border and changing my color palette. I’m finding I have too many onesies, a result of freebies and pass-alongs. This reminded me of a tip I read in Gay Search’s The Little Book of Quick Fixes. For a bigger impact, plant a lot of 1 plant. I know the recommendation is to plant in odd numbers of at least 3, but I’m talking more is more.
Which Creates its Own Problem
Off course, no plant blooms forever, so you have to have back up. The iris above are gorgeous, but somewhat fleeting. I’d recommend including some foliage plants that will carry on. The garden below is predominately astilbe and Hosta that were divided and replanted and divided and replanted. Not bad for a garden in the woods.
An Even Easier Idea
Another easy impact idea is to limit your color palette. I’ve mentioned this before as a short cut to a cohesive design. But just look how sticking to purple and yellow rivets your attention.
It doesn’t hurt that these are complementary colors that make each other all the more eye-popping, but you could do it with any 2 colors; peach and lavender, red and gold, pink and green perhaps.