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The very same can be true for a garden space. An organized, mass planting of white Tulip bulbs can provide a space in your yard to give you clarity of thought or purpose. Add some yellows and earthy tones to blend a nurturing feeling into that planting. It’ll give you same feeling as you get with an early morning cup of coffee, watching sun rise to greet a new day; full of warmth, potential and purpose.
You’ve heard of power tie or power dress, right? Take that flame red color to blooms in your yard and you may be filled with those same feelings of power and confidence. Are you more strong, silent type? Blues and violets can lend a feeling of inner strength and serenity.
I believe first decision you should make when planning your color scheme for your yard is to decide how you want to feel when you’re taking in beauty of that space. Once you have a sense for that, I recommend finding a book or two to help you make your selections. ‘Feng Shui in 10 Simple Lessons’ by Janet Butler-Briggs, is a wonderful beginning to learning that approach to using color. ‘Color Harmony’ by Bride M. Whelan, shows you hundreds of different color combinations with real-life examples of their use, to help you create perfect space, indoors or out.
Jeff Pozniak is the administrator for the Ground Trades Xchange, a landscaping industry website. He is also a landscape contractor with nearly 20 years experience.