Purple In The Gardens…Part 2 Landscaping The Yard
Our backyard has needed a makeover before the time of Noah and the flood. Okay, probably not that long. But to these homeowners it has seemed like biblical proportion. I am a lover of the color purple, I think it comes from being born in February, with my birthstone… the amethyst. So with that in mind, I designed the gardens with a splash of purple. Both my husband and I adore gardens in the shape of a kidney, so we decided to use this design in the backyard. Purple-leaf plants have become a huge trend in garden design. They offer a varied and versatile palette of trees, shrubs, and ornamental grasses, as well as perennials, annuals, and ground covers. Incorporating purple-foliage plants into borders and backgrounds create a powerful sense of drama. When it comes to design…more drama…happy mama. In the next four photos, you will see some of the variety of plants we used.
Setcreasea – purple queen
Plectranthus – mona lavender
Purple Fountain Grass – rubrum – pennisetum setaceum
Aztec Grass – liriope ophiopagan muscari
In summary, I learned so much about this color in the gardens after some research.
Purple in the garden
- Purple is considered a cool color in landscape design. Its appearance has a calming effect in a garden.
- Purple plants visually recede in a garden, helping to make a small space feel larger.
- Purple’s complimentary color in the garden is yellow. (Guess what I need now?)
- Purple is a hot color in garden design right now.
So would you use purple in YOUR garden?
I hope this day brings you some sunshine.
ps If you are interested in seeing Part 1, the front yard design click on
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