If you want to create a truly relaxing garden environment consider the colors of sliver and blue. The article shows you which plants to purchase and how to design a garden using these “calming” colors and hues.
If you would like to create an environment where you may truly relax, then colors such as light blue, lavender, blue-green, silver and gray will help you achieve the result.
The first thing you will need to determine are the plants needed in order to achieve the effect.
You will basically be working with two colors: silver and blue. Therefore, it is important that you vary the texture(s) and size(s) of your plants in order to give your garden a bit more interest.
Also, the plants selected must vary in color hues so the whole color scheme does not come off as appearing artificial.
To give you a “heads up,” the following plants are suggested for your garden, and to be set out in the following manner:
- At the back of your garden, you will want to begin with a Russian Olive tree. (Begin you garden in a corner of your yard, if you can manage, as the entire design scheme is most appropriate in such an area.).
- Sitting adjacent and to the right of the Russian Olive, you will want to plant a beautiful Russian Sage
- Next to the Russian Sage, plant a Butterfly Bush
- Plant Delphinium next to the Butterfly Bush
- Now you are ready for the next row which starts in front of the row you just planted
- Beginning, once again and starting your second row, plant Blue Oat Grass in front of your Russian Sage
- Next to the Blue Oat Grass, but slightly in front, plant Catmint
- Back up slightly and next to the Catmint plant, plant some more Blue Oat Grass
- Next to the second “planting of” Blue Oat Grass, place some Siberian Iris
- Next to the Siberian Iris; however, in front of the Delphinium, you will want to cultivate the ground for Columbine
- And next to Siberian Iris, and slightly in front of Columbine, plant the magnificent Snow in Summer
- Move forward a row and plant Lambs Ears in front of your Russian Olive; leaving some space
- Start a new row, moving forward and plant Balloon flower in front of Lambs Ears
- Next to Balloon Flower plant “Silver “Mound” Artemisia
- Then place Carpathian Harebell “next door” to “Silver Mound” Artemisia
- Plant some more Carpathian Harebell next to “Silver Mound” Artemisia. (At this point, you should have Carpathian Harebell on each side of “Silver Mound” Artemisia.).
- Painted Lady Fern completes your row
- Move forward and begin your new row with more “Silver Mound” Artemisia. Plant it in front of Balloon flower as well as the “Silver Mound” Artemisia in your preceding row.
- Move forward once more and plant Creeping Speedwell directly in front of the “Silver Mound” Artemisia that started your previous row
- Next to Creeping Speedwell, plant a Blue Salvia
- Border the garden, to your right with Clematis. Now your silver and blue garden is complete.
Following is a complete list of plants you will need in order to design your “silver and blue” garden, and not (necessarily) in the order just described:
- Russian Olive
- Russian Sage
- Blue Oat Grass
- Butterfly Bush
- Siberian Iris
- Snow in Summer
- Painted Lady Fern
- ‘Silver Mound’ Artemisia
- Carpathian Harebell
- Balloon Flower
- Blue Salvia
- Creeping Speedwell
- Lambs Ears
When shopping for the above list, ask your nursery representative any questions in regard to best time to plant, etc.
Once you have established your “blue and silver” garden, you will be sure to find it a most relaxing oasis.
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